Severe thunderstorm warning cancelled for Sunshine Coast
UPDATE: The BoM has cancelled its severe thunderstorm warning for south-east Queensland, including the Sunshine Coast.
It says "severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe). The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary".
EARLIER: Rain is falling across most of Sunshine Coast as thunderstorms pass overhead, moving south and out to sea.
The BoM issued a new severe thunderstorm warning at 6.33pm.
The warning reads "severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.Locations which may be affected include Caloundra, the area southwest of Caloundra, waters off Caloundra and northern Bribie Island".
The next warning is due to be issued by 7.05pm.
Since 5.30pm, Palmwoods has received the highest rainfall with 38mm.
Mountain Creek: 2.5mm
EARLIER: THE BoM have issued a revised severe thunderstorm warning at 5.35pm warning severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar west, and near Noosa Heads, Montville, Palmwoods and Cooroy.
These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to southeast.
They are forecast to affect the area southwest of Noosa Heads and Eumundi by 5.45 pm and Caloundra, the area southwest of Caloundra and Tewantin by 6pm.
EARLIER: THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe storm warning after intense cells were detected on the radar to the west of the Sunshine Coast.
The BoM warns that, at 4.45 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area north of Gympie.
These thunderstorms are moving towards the east.
They are forecast to affect the area southwest of Noosa Heads, the area west of Noosa Heads, the area northeast of Gympie, Cooroy, Pomona and Toolara Forest by 5.45 pm.
Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.
The next warning is due to be issued by 5.50 pm.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* 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.