QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rainfall

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

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

Issued at 10:02 am Sunday, 24 February 2013.

Synoptic Situation:
At 10am AEST Sunday, a slow moving upper trough and associated upper low were situated across central Queensland. The upper trough and low are expected to move slowly eastwards while amplifying tonight and into Monday. A surface trough off the central and southeast Queensland coast is expected to move onto the coast during Monday.

Areas of HEAVY RAIN, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop overnight tonight and during Monday. 24 hour totals of between 100 to 200mm are likely, with locally heavier totals in excess of 200mm possible particularly near the coast and about adjacent inland areas. Periods of more intense rain may deliver totals of up to 100mm over a shorter duration of up to 6 hours.

Locations which may be affected include Gladstone, Gympie, Bundaberg, Kingaroy, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, the Sunshine Coast and adjacent hinterland areas, Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast and adjacent hinterland areas.

At 10am AEST, a separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning was current parts of the Capricornia district. Refer to this product for more information.

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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