QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rainfall

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

For people in parts of the Southeast Coast district and parts of the Wide Bay
and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.
Issued at 11:15 am on Wednesday 25 January 2012

Synoptic Situation: An upper level low lies over southwestern Queensland and is
forecast to move slowly west tonight and on Thursday. Moist and unstable NE
winds currently extend into southeast Queensland.

At 10:50am EST, the heaviest rain was located near coastal areas south of
Bundaberg, and the Gold Coast hinterland, with the highest hourly totals between
40-50mm. A separate severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for very heavy
rain and flash flooding.

Widespread heavy showers, a few thunderstorms and rain areas are likely to
continue over areas southeast of about Bundaberg to Texas, with locally heavy
falls in excess of 100mm possible over the next 24 hours. Locations which may be
affected include Gympie, Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich, the
Gold Coast and Warwick.

Flood Warnings are current for various coastal rivers and streams in southeast
Queensland. Refer to

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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