Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:13 pm Tuesday, 17 May 2022.

Heavy falls with slow moving thunderstorms over Sunshine Coast hinterland

Weather Situation: Slow moving thunderstorms have been observed on radar. Thunderstorms are expected to weaken over the next few hours.

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, Imbil and Nambour.

Maleny Alert has recorded 52mm of rainfall in the 30 minutes to 16:56

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.