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Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Sunshine Coast

UPDATE | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for heavy rainfall is current for people in Sunshine Coast, Noosa and parts of Gympie and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 9:16 pm Wednesday, 12 February 2020.

Slow moving thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding over the Sunshine Coast area.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Maroochydore, Caloundra, Nambour and Noosa Heads.

78 mm of rainfall in the hour to 21:00pm AEST was recorded at Nambour.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 10:20 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Southeast Coast and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

EARLIER | Severe Thunderstorm Warning For heavy rainfall remains in place people in Southeast Coast and parts of Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Slow moving thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding over the Burnett, Southeast Coast and southern Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Gympie, Ipswich, Kingaroy, Coolangatta, Stanthorpe, Caboolture, Cleveland, Gatton and Jimboomba.

90 mm of rainfall was recorded at Mount Walsh east of Gayndah in the hour to 17:15pm AEST.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

 The next warning is due to be issued by 8:15 pm.

EARLIER | Storms around the Gold Coast have weakened. A new band of thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall over the Sunshine Coast area.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gympie, Caboolture, Gatton, Nambour and Nanango.

54mm of rainfall was recorded at Baroon Boat Camp in the hour to 11:45am AEST.

30mm of rainfall in 30 minutes was recorded at Spicers Peak east of Warwick to 11:45am AEST.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 3:05 pm.

If severe thunderstorms develop in the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe), a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

EARLIER | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for heavy rainfall has been issued for people in parts of Gympie, Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Gympie, the area southeast of Gympie and Pomona.

50 mm rainfall was recorded at Baroon Boat Camp in the hour to 11:30 am AEST.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 12:45 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast districts.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

EARLIER | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for heavy rainfall has been issued for people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Storms around the Gold Coast have weakened. A new band of thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall over the Sunshine Coast area.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Gympie, Cooroy, Imbil, Maleny and Nambour.

The area of thunderstorms over the Gold Coast and Moreton Bay islands has weakened. Showers continue over this area, but rainfall rates have eased.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 2:30 pm.

If severe thunderstorms develop in the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe), a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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