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Widespread rain continues in Queensland with flood warnings and watches current


Issued 3:45pm Wednesday 11 May 2022

A severe weather warning for north-east Queensland has been cancelled, but major to moderate flood warnings remain in place for multiple catchments.

A major flood warning is current for the Haughton River and a moderate flood warning is current for the Bohle River. A flood watch is current for central and eastern Queensland.

Overnight rainfall totals across the east of the state were generally between 50-70 mm, with areas between the Daintree and Mackay, the Sunshine Coast and Central Queensland recording more than 100 mm.

Rain is continuing across eastern districts today and into tomorrow, and expected to clear on Friday starting in the north of the state.

Severe thunderstorms are possible in the northern, central and southern interior with the potential for flash flooding today and tomorrow. Damaging winds are also possible.

The rainfall in Queensland is expected to prolong increased river levels in northern New South Wales, but the Bureau is not expecting further flooding in the Northern Rivers region.

Communities in these areas are advised to stay up to date via the Bureau's website ( and the BOM Weather App and follow the advice of emergency services.