QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain

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

For people in the Southeast Coast and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and
Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.
Issued at 4:50 am on Friday 24 February 2012

Synoptic Situation: An upper low is currently developing over southeast
Queensland, and is expected to move slowly westwards during the next 48 hours. A
surface trough off the southern Queensland coast is expected to deepen and move
westwards onto the coast late Friday.

Heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding is expected to develop late Friday
and continue through Saturday morning in the following forecast districts:
- Southeast Coast;
- Wide Bay and Burnett east of Hervey Bay to Kingaroy;
- far eastern parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt

24 hour rainfall totals of 100 to 150 mm are likely about the coast and nearby
ranges, with isolated rainfall totals in excess of 200mm possible.

Locations which may be affected include Fraser Island, Gympie, Kingaroy,
Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Warwick.

Flood Warnings are current for various rivers and streams in these districts;
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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