The Gladstone weather radar at 7.12am on Friday.
The Gladstone weather radar at 7.12am on Friday. Bureau of Meteorology

Storm warning cancelled but it'll still be wet

A SEVERE thunderstorm warning issued in the early hours of this morning has been cancelled, but there is still plenty of rain moving over Gladstone.

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The Bureau of Meteorology advised the immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

About 125mm of rain has been recorded during the 12 hours to Friday.

Further heavy rainfall of between 50 to 100mm is forecast for the next 12 to 24 hours, the bureau says.

A flood watch has been issued for parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett forecast districts.

Catchments at risk include the Dawson (Fitzroy catchment), Calliope, Boyne, Baffle, Kolan, Burrum-Cherwell, Burnett and Mary.

A minor flood warning has been issued for Baffle Creek, with minor flood levels expected at Essendean Bridge during Saturday morning.

There's plenty of water around near Miriam Vale on Friday.
There's plenty of water around near Miriam Vale on Friday.

Creek level rises are being recorded in Baffle Creek at Mimdale and in Oyster Creek at Rapleys.

Oyster Creek was at 6.24m and rising on Friday morning.

Baffle Creek at Mimdale was at 5.2m and rising.

Further rises are expected during Friday as a result of the forecast rainfall.

A strong wind warning is in place for the Capricornia coast. Seas will be 1.5 to 2.5m.



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