Severe storm warning issued

March 13, 2023 2:02 pm in by

We could see some wild weather this afternoon.

The Bureau of Meteorology says large, slow moving thunderstorm clusters are moving over the northern Wide Bay & Burnett district and the Central Coast, in a very moist unstable environment.

Severe thunderstorms are likely over the next several hours, and could produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding.

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Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay waters, St Lawrence, Nebo, Childers, Gin Gin and Miriam Vale.

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.