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 9:40 pm Monday, 29 January 2024.


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

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast for areas north of about Millmerran, Clifton, Ipswich to Beenleigh, and east of Tara to Bundaberg, extending to coastal areas from Tuesday morning. 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 with six-hourly rainfall totals between 150 mm to 200 mm. 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, Dalby, Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Kingaroy, Caboolture, Cleveland, Cherbourg, Oakey and Redcliffe.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North West, Central West and Channel Country districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

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.