Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 6:40 am Saturday, 26 February 2022.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:10 am, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Maroochydore and Caloundra. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect northern Bribie Island by 6:40 am and Beachmere by 7:10 am.

Intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is likely.

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.