Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:23 pm Monday, 29 January 2024.


Weather Situation:
A surface trough over southeast Queensland is expected to sharpen during Tuesday, then gradually move north during Wednesday, which will enhance the already very moist onshore flow over the region.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast for areas north of about Toowoomba, Ipswich and Beenleigh, east of Dalby, and south of Cherbourg and Maryborough from early Tuesday morning, including Brisbane. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 80 mm to 120 mm are likely.

Locally INTENSE RAINFALL which may lead to DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING is also possible over the warning area with six-hourly rainfall totals between 150 mm to 200 mm.

There is some degree of uncertainty around the exact position and movement of the surface trough during Tuesday and Wednesday, which may have an impact on which areas could expect the heaviest rainfall.

A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if very dangerous thunderstorms with intense rainfall are detected.

A Flood Watch and various Flood Warnings are current, please refer to for more information.

Locations which may be affected include Toowoomba, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Kingaroy and Caboolture.

Emergency services advise people to:
* If you have children make sure they are with you or an adult you trust.
* Park your car undercover away from trees.
* Close doors and windows.
* Keep asthma medications close by. Storms and wind can trigger asthma attacks.
* Charge mobile phones and power banks in case the power goes out.
* Put your pets somewhere safe and make sure they can be identified in case they get lost.
* Do not drive now unless you have to because conditions are dangerous.
* Tell friends, family and neighbours in the area.
* Go inside a strong building now. Stay inside until the storm has passed.