Severe thunderstorms, flash flooding predicted for south-east Queensland

A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for south-east Queensland, with residents urged to prepare for flash flooding.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued an alert about 11.30am warning that parts of the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Gympie, Somerset and Brisbane could expect a deluge of rain over “several hours” that may lead to flash flooding.

Storm clouds rolling in across Brisbane. Photo: Laura Dymock/7 News Brisbane.

Storm clouds rolling in across Brisbane. Photo: Laura Dymock/7 News Brisbane.

A total of 62mm of rain was recorded in one hour west of Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast, while 65mm of rain fell in an hour at Mount Mee, north of Dayboro.

Residents in affected areas including Maroochydore, Caboolture, Kilcoy and Caloundra were urged to avoid flooded roads, seek shelter and be aware of fallen trees and powerlines.

A more general thunderstorm warning was also in place for parts of the Wide Bay, Burnett and south-east coast districts.

The next weather warning was expected to be issued at 12.30pm.

For emergency assistance, contact SES on 13 25 00.

- The story Severe thunderstorms, flash flooding predicted for south-east Queensland first appeared on Brisbane Times on Monday, December 4.