Navigating Nash St was a daunting task for this resident as torrential rain fell yesterday.
Navigating Nash St was a daunting task for this resident as torrential rain fell yesterday. Renee Pilcher

We're on flash-flood alert

GYMPIE and south-east Queensland remain under a flash flooding alert today as the region braces for more heavy rain.

A flood warning remained in place late yesterday for coastal rivers and streams from Rainbow Beach to the New South Wales border, and a strong wind warning was issued for coastal waters from Sandy Cape to Point Danger.

Students from at least one Gympie school were sent home early yesterday afternoon as creeks started to rise, Borumba Dam was overflowing, and Wolvi roads were open despite flash flooding through much of the area.

At Cootharaba, residents were mopping up after 140mm fell in 24 hours, and at Tin Can Bay the golf course was closed after more than 60mm overnight.

Wolvi received 80mm on Monday and then another 52mm in yesterday afternoon's storm.

Resident Henry Cross reported significant flash flooding near the Vines Rd turn-off on Wolvi-Kin Kin Rd between 1pm and 2pm, but said cars at that stage were still getting through.

Areas west of Gympie missed out on much of the rain, with Kilkivan recording just 4.4mm to 9am yesterday and Goomeri 3.4mm.

But the Bureau of Meteorology was still warning of 24-hour totals of more than 150mm yesterday for Gympie and the Sunshine Coast.

Indeed, every day this week Queensland and northern New South Wales can expect heavy rain, leading to significant flooding.

The weather is not expected to clear until at least Sunday.

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