Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays and Capricornia Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:06 pm Saturday, 11 December 2021.

Heavy rainfall from slow moving thunderstorms over the Central Coast this evening.

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms are triggering on a trough through eastern parts of the State.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Proserpine and St Lawrence.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

89mm of rain was recorded in the 60 minutes to 5:30pm at Finch Hatton Showgrounds just west of Mackay, with 71mm falling in 30 minutes.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.