Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gympie, Somerset, Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 6:20 am Friday, 25 February 2022.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:15 am, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area southwest of Noosa Heads, the area west of Noosa Heads, Kenilworth, Eumundi, Cooroy and the area southwest of Eumundi. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Conondale, Mapleton and the area west of Conondale by 6:45 am and Yandina and the ranges south of Jimna by 7:15 am.

Intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is likely.

Cooran recorded 133mm in 2 hours to 6:15am.

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.