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Heavy rainfall warning for Sunshine Coast, Gympie


More heavy rainfall could be on the way for the Sunshine Coast and Gympie, with a severe weather warning in place for Capricornia region right down to the south-east.

A warning from the Bureau of Meteorology says heavy rainfall will become more widespread, expected to extent slowly southwards today.

"Six-hourly rainfall totals between 100mm to 160mm are possible," the warning says.

"Locally intense rainfall which may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is possible with thunderstorms.

"A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if very dangerous thunderstorms with intense rainfall are detected."

A number of locations may be affected, including Maroochydore, Gympie, and Caboolture.

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