QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rainfall

QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rainfall
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett, Southeast Coast and Darling
Downs and Granite Belt districts for Tuesday.

Issued at 5:05 pm on Monday 23 January 2012

Synoptic Situation: At 4pm AEST, an upper level trough extended over the
interior of Queensland. This upper trough is expected to remain slow moving and
intensify during Tuesday. A surface trough is expected to develop near the
southern Queensland coast early Tuesday, extending a moist northeasterly wind
flow into southeast districts.

Heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding is expected through areas southeast
of about Bundaberg to Goondiwindi on Tuesday, initially developing on the coast
and spreading inland during the day. 24 hour totals in excess of 150 mm are
possible. Locations which may be affected include Hervey Bay, Gympie, Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.

A Flood Warning is current for coastal rivers and streams from Rainbow Beach to
Redcliffe and adjacent inland catchments.

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
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