The Mary River bridge at Tiaro with water two metres from the road.
The Mary River bridge at Tiaro with water two metres from the road. Alistair Brightman

WET WEATHER: Flood warning for lower Mary River

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a minor flood warning for the lower Mary River as rain continues to smash the region.

About 200mm has fallen in areas around Miva and Tiaro over the past few days.

Further showers and storms are expected during the rest of Monday.

Hervey Bay's official rainfall total had jumped from 6mm to 17mm in a matter of half an hour.

The Mary River at Miva is currently at 6.81m and rising while at Tiaro it is currently at 4.35 metres and rising.

The river level may exceed the minor flood levels of 7.50m and 6m in both areas respectively by late Monday.

Drier conditions are forecast for Tuesday onwards.

QLD STORMS: Severe weather forecast for much of the state

BOM forecaster David Bernard said Maryborough was not expected to flood.

"We're watching an area of weather that is a mixture of rain and thunderstorms," Mr Bernard said.

"Heavy falls are forecast later in the day."


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