Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:01 pm Saturday, 3 April 2021.

Heavy rainfall may develop between Seventeen Seventy and Caloundra on Sunday night.

Weather Situation: A trough with an embedded subtropical low over the central Coral Sea is forecast to deepen while moving rapidly southwest towards the Capricornia Coast on Sunday. It is then expected to adopt a south to southeasterly track on Monday and move parallel to the coast, either along the coastal fringe or just offshore.

The threat of heavy rainfall is highly dependent on the track of the trough and embedded subtropical low.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING may develop over areas between Seventeen Seventy, Gympie and Caloundra on Sunday night and into Monday. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 120 to 160 mm are likely in areas with locally intense falls up to 200 mm possible over coastal communities and Fraser Island.

A Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between St Lawrence and the Queensland/New South Wales border, extending inland to the Darling Downs.

Locations which may be affected include Fraser Island, Seventeen Seventy, Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Noosa Heads, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Nambour, Rainbow Beach and Tiaro.

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.