Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 1:10 pm Thursday, 12 May 2022.

Heavy rainfall developing over the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay and Burnett district during Friday.

Weather Situation:
An upper low moving into southeast Queensland will result in widespread rainfall from early Friday morning. Heavy rainfall is expected to be concentrated around a surface trough which is forecast to develop over the Wide Bay and Burnett district early Friday morning and move slowly southwards during the afternoon and evening.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast to develop during the early hours of Friday and continue into Friday evening. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 100mm to 160mm are possible.

Locally INTENSE RAINFALL which may lead to DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING is possible with thunderstorms during Friday afternoon. A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if very dangerous thunderstorms with intense rainfall are detected.

Various Flood Watches and Warnings are current. See

Locations which may be affected include Gympie, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Cooroy, Nambour and Rainbow Beach.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.