QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain

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

For people in parts of the
Central Coast and Whitsundays,
Wide Bay and Burnett and
Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:54 am Monday, 18 February 2013.

Synoptic Situation: At 4am AEST Monday, a slow moving surface trough was situated near the Queensland east coast. A low is expected to develop along the trough off the Herbert and Lower Burdekin coast today and move in a south to southeast direction parallel to the Queensland east coast before deepening further off the southeast Queensland coast on Tuesday.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop about coastal and adjacent inland areas between Bowen and Brisbane during today and into Tuesday. 24 hour totals of up to 100 to 200mm are likely, with isolated totals in excess of 200mm possible.

These conditions are expected to contract to the south of about St Lawrence tonight, before also possibly extending down to the NSW border on Tuesday.

Locations which may be affected include Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Proserpine and Bowen.

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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