Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Southeast Coast and parts of Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:53 am Wednesday, 23 February 2022.

Weather Situation: A strong upper trough and associated cut-off low will move slowly eastward across the southern interior of Queensland during today and into Thursday, before moving offshore on Friday. A surface trough near the southeast coast will deepen in response to this upper weather system. The surface trough is forecast to remain slow-moving through Thursday, producing periods of heavy to intense rainfall over the next few days.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to flash flooding is expected during today and into Thursday between Double Island Point, Toowoomba and Northeast NSW. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 100 and 200 mm are likely, with locally INTENSE 6-hourly rainfall rates of 250 to 300 mm possible.

A Flood Watch and various Flood Warnings are current for parts of Southeast Queensland. For more details, please visit

Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Caboolture, Coolangatta and Ipswich.

In the 6 hours to 4 am: 270 mm at Cooran, 255 mm at Cedar Pocket Dam, 219 mm at Black Mountain, 209 mm at Dagun Pocket.

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.