"TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST SEVERE WEATHER WARNING for Heavy Rain For people in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett, Southeast Coast and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Issued at 4:55 am on Tuesday 24 January 2012 Synoptic Situation: At 4am AEST, an upper trough extended over the southern interior of Queensland. The upper trough is expected to remain slow moving today while intensifying a little further into Wednesday. Moist NE winds will otherwise continue to extend across southern Queensland today. Heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding is expected in areas southeast of about Bundaberg to Goondiwindi today; initially developing on the coast and then spreading inland during the day. 24 hour rainfall totals in excess of 150 mm are possible. Locations which may be affected include Hervey Bay, Gympie, Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast. In the 24 hours to 4am AEST, Bribie Island and Boreen Point received 119mm and 107mm respectively. A Flood Warning is current for coastal rivers and streams from Rainbow Beach to Redcliffe and adjacent inland catchments. Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should: * Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters. * Keep clear of creeks and storm drains. "
source: Queensland Weather Bureau 24 January 2012