Wild weather will continue with flooding possible

FLOOD watch and severe weather warnings have been issued for the North and South Burnett after heavy rain fell overnight.

The Bureau of Meteorology said heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding was expected to develop later today from areas southeast of Hervey Bay to Taroom and Stanthorpe.

Falls of 50-150mm are possible over inland parts, driven by a strong upper trough moving east into the south eastern interior of Queensland today.

According to the BOM Kingaroy received 53mm or rain in the 24 hours to 9am. South Burnett Times readers in Nanango recorded up to 35mm overnight, 63mm in Durong, 15mm at Runnymede, 54mm at Benair, 32mm at Wondai and 39mm at Moffatdale.

Readers from Proston had more than 60mm in their rain gauges.

The BOM has issued flood watch warnings for the Boyne, Burnett and Moonie rivers.

Residents living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground if flooding develops.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has urged residents to stay safe in the wild weather.

SES volunteers responded to 45 jobs across southern Queensland overnight, including dealing with leaky roofs and helping with sandbagging.

The rain is expected to ease by Saturday as the trough moves south.

Under the weather at the weekend

Kingaroy show volunteer Nyree Jones said it was a good day for ducks and gumboots at the showgrounds but the show would go.

"Some events may have to be cancelled but that will be decided upon late this afternoon," she said.

"The main problem that we're going to face at the moment is the livestock.

"Some people may not be able to get them out from their properties and the trucks might have trouble getting in or out with the boggy ground."

The Proston Rally has been cancelled.

The Widgee Campdraft has been postponed to a date to be set.

The Wondai Firies charity golf day will go ahead on Saturday.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

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