Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in Southeast Coast and parts of Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.
Issued at 10:58 am Sunday, 27 February 2022.
HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY INTENSE FALLS OVER SE QLD TODAY.
Weather Situation: A low pressure system lies east of the Sunshine Coast, embedded within a surface trough. This low is expected to track southward along the Southeast Queensland coast and into northeastern New South Wales today producing further heavy to locally intense rainfall with embedded thunderstorms. As this low tracks southwards heavy rainfall is expected to contract towards the NSW border during today and overnight into Monday morning.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to flash flooding is forecast to continue over parts of southeast Queensland today and continue overnight mainly for areas near the NSW border into Monday morning. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 60 and 120 mm are likely to continue, reaching up to 150 mm over areas southeast of Caloundra to Warwick and contracting south to the NSW border later today.
Locally INTENSE RAINFALL leading to dangerous and LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING is possible with thunderstorms during this period, particularly over coastal areas south of Caloundra and the Gold Coast hinterland today. Six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 200 mm are possible. A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if very dangerous thunderstorms with intense rainfall are detected.
Heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS in excess of 90 km/h are possible over coastal fringes mainly south of Caloundra and about the elevated terrain of the Gold Coast hinterland.
A Flood Watch and multiple Flood Warnings are current for parts of Southeast Queensland. For more details, please visit www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/.
A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for parts of northeast NSW. For more details, please visit www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings.
Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Caboolture, Coolangatta, Ipswich, Jimboomba, Mount Tamborine, Warwick and Redcliffe.
Rainfall to 9am Sunday:
461mm at Mount Glorious
362mm at Rose Ck Road
353mm at Deception Bay
350mm at Elimbah
348mm at Wamuran
322mm at Mount Mee
320.8mm at Beerburrum
304mm at Delaneys Ck
231mm at Brisbane City
Previous Rainfall to 9am Saturday:
709mm at Mt Glorious
541mm at Pomona
444mm at Tin Can Bay
427mm at Upper Doonan
381mm at Dayboro
301mm at Gatton
236mm at Brisbane City
224mm at Ipswich
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Source: Bureau of Meteorology