Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast District.

Issued at 5:16 pm Saturday, 11 December 2021.

Locally INTENSE RAINFALL from slow moving thunderstorms over the Central Coast this afternoon.

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. Locally INTENSE RAINFALL that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is possible. Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Collinsville, Sarina and Eungella.

71mm of rain was recorded in the 30 minutes to around 5pm at Finch Hatton Showgrounds just west of Mackay.

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.