HEAVY RAINFALL: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for a large part of the Gladstone region.
HEAVY RAINFALL: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for a large part of the Gladstone region. Bureau of Meteorology.

UPDATE: Thunderstorm warning in place for Gladstone towns

3.56PM: THE UPPER trough is combining with an inland surface trough through the state's central interior and a coastal trough off the Capricornia coast to produce heavy rain over the warning area, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Bundaberg has copped the full force of the rain, recording 200mm in the six hours to 3.45pm.

Follow live updates for Bundaberg here.

Another update from the Bureau is expected at 11pm.

11.19AM: THE BUREAU of Meteorology has updated its severe weather warning to include the possibility of thunderstorms for central Queensland - even for areas outside the severe weather warning.

The next severe weather warning is expected to be issued at 5pm today.

A severe thunderstorm warning has also been in place since 9.26am for locations south of Gladstone including Bargara and Seventeen Seventy.

For thunderstorms, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises:

Move your car under cover or away from trees

Secure loose outdoor items

Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters

Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees

Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm

Beware of fallen trees and powerlines

For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

Click HERE to see how much rain the Gladstone region got last night.

Gladstone radar image on October 2 at 1.40am.
Gladstone radar image on October 2 at 1.40am. Weatherzone

 

EARLIER |

4.21AM: THE BUREAU of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for a large part of the Gladstone region.

The weather warning is for heavy rainfall and applies to the southern half of the Gladstone region, including Miriam Vale, Agnes Water and the Boyne Valley.

Heavy rainfall, possibly leading to flash flooding, is forecast over the large area, which also extends almost as far west as Emerald and Roma, and as far south as Gympie and Cherbourg.

Six-hour rainfall totals of 90mm to 120mm are possible, with isolated heavier falls up to 160mm also possible.

A similar warning was issued at 10.50pm last night.

Castle Creek Alert, near Theodore, received 89mm in the six hours up to that time, while Peak Vale, north west of Emerald, received 93mm in the three hours to 4am.

Gladstone itself received 25.2mm in the four hours to 5.30am - including 5.2mm in just four minutes starting at 2.42am.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

 

Technical 

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An upper trough over south west Queensland is forecast to intensify today and shift east into the state's southern interior, according to the Bureau.

This is expected to combine with an inland trough through the central interior and another, slower-moving coastal trough over the Capricornia waters.

That coastal trough is forecast to deepen, possibly into a low pressure system, and drift south into Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast Waters over the course of the day.

For heavy rainfall, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises:

Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters.

Keep clear of creeks and storm water drains.

For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next severe weather warning update is set to be issued at 11am.