At 1.04pm, the Bureau said severe thunderstorms that are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding were expected to affect people in the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City, Moreton Bay and parts of Redland City and parts of Logan, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay council areas.,A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Southeast Coast and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Wide Bay and Burnett districts.
Traffic remained slow on the Pacific Motorway between Yatala and Upper Mount Gravatt in both directions at 1pm, as well as on the Bruce Highway around Palmview.
Falls of 62mm west of Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast, 65mm at Mt Mee northwest of Brisbane and 60mm in western Brisbane have been recorded in just an hour.
Sippy Downs copped 93mm of rain from 9am to 12.30pm.
Since 9am today, about 67mm of rain has fallen in Inala on Brisbane’s southside, while Corinda has been affected by falls of 51mm.
This afternoon, Queensland Rail said some of their services could be affected by the severe weather and urged customers to check Translink’s website for updates.
“Services on the Caboolture line are experiencing delays and services on the Ipswich line are currently suspended through Wacol,” they said via Twitter.,
“Locations which may be affected include Beenleigh, Logan City, Cleveland, Redcliffe, Caloundra and waters off Caloundra,” the Bureau said.,Residents have been urged to take care as localised flooding increases and traffic builds in the state’s south., Gold Coast, South East Queensland, Brisbane
,About 200mm has fallen in areas around Miva and Tiaro, north of Gympie, over the past few days.
Several roads remain closed around the state and authorities have warned of water over many others.
Local flooding has been reported in Bundaberg, Rockhampton and on the Sunshine Coast.
Seqwater this afternoon said outflows from Cedar Pocket Dam had increased due to continuing rain in the catchment area.
A more broad warning was earlier issued, saying damaging winds and hail were all possible along a stretch of coastline from the Sunshine Coast to the Whitsundays.
The latest update comes as southeast Queensland was warned to brace for a “peak” day of heavy rain, flash flooding and possible hail as a slow-moving weather system touches down.
Forecasters expected the deluge to begin early yesterday but the system hovered over central Queensland before finally arriving in the southeast late last night. In Rockhampton, heavy rain caused flash flooding, shutting off a number of streets.,In about an hour, 60.4mm fell in Yaamba northwest of Rockhampton.
Gympie was pelted with hail measuring more than 2cm and about 40mm of rain fell in the area between 3pm and 6pm. A total of 21 southeast Queensland beaches were also closed because of the weather threat.
A flood watch remains current, as the widespread rain is now expected to last until at least Wednesday.