Storm alert on hold

SEVERE thunderstorms likely to produce very heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the Warwick and Stanthorpe areas have not materialised but the region is still being warned to brace itself for storm activity.

A massive rainband which extended across inland and coastal southern Queensland early today has moved offshore but further lines of storms could move in from the west during the afternoon and evening.

Helidon east of Toowoomba recorded 92mm in just two hours this morning.

Local falls to 9am include 44mm at Warwick, 26mm at Yangan, 20mm at Killarney, 55mm at Allora and 14mm at Stanthorpe.

The Head of the Condamine River above Killarney received 25mm overnight and this morning.

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should to avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters if flash flooding occurs in local waterways.


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