Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:08 pm Sunday, 6 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are persisting across southeast Queensland.

Weather Situation: A trough and associated dry line is combining with an upper low to aid thunderstorm development over southeast Queensland.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Caboolture and Cleveland.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Coast and Whitsundays district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Fig Tree Alert (Wide Bay) has recorded 99mm in 3 hours.

Burbank (SE of Brisbane) recorded in 1 hour.

Holland Park recorded 51mm in 30 minutes.

Giant hail 8 to 9cm in diameter was observed from the very dangerous supercell near Beaudesert.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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.