Flood water from Six Mile Creek across the road at Lake Macdonald.
Flood water from Six Mile Creek across the road at Lake Macdonald.

Roads, school closed: Noosa cops a stormy bucketing

NOOSA has copped a bucketing from intense storms this week, causing flash flooding.

Rain on Wednesday night saw water from Six Mile Creek over the road on Thursday morning.

The Department of Transport shortly after 6am issued a flash flooding alert for Louis Bazzo Dr at Pomona, with "road closed to all traffic" in both directions and the advice to seek an alternative route and "do not drive in flood waters".

At 9.45am the department said Lake Macdonald Dr/Old Tewantin Rd, Lake Macdonald was also closed to all traffic due to flash flooding.

There were reports of 79mm of rain falling in an hour earlier in the night at Cooroy and by 11pm Wednesday Sunshine Coast Airport had recorded 193mm since 9am.

Large volumes of rain across parts of the Sunshine Coast included 79mm in an hour at Yandina Creek near Coolum.

Chrissy Bowman posted a photo on social media of the Lake Macdonald 3am Six Mile Creek road invasion as the Bureau of Meteorology overnight issued warnings for dangerous and "life-threatening" flash flooding around the Sunshine Coast after reports of "intense rainfall".

Noosa Pengari Steiner School was closed yesterday with flooding along Grays Rd.

Noosa SES controller Aram Ross said volunteer crews at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast had a busy night through to 2am, receiving 15 calls to sandbag homes to protect them from flood waters.

More bag drops were organised for yesterday ahead of the high tide. Mr Ross said several places along Louis Bazzo Dr, Eumundi-Noosa Rd and Doonan Bridge Rd were hit by flooding.

Ex-tropical cyclone Uesi was predicted to pass about 600km off the southeast coast on Thursday

It is not expected to impact the mainland, but will generate strong winds along the coast.

Shortly after 6am, the BOM weather radar showed most of the storm activity having moved offshore, with most of the rain feeding across the coast further south over Brisbane and down to the Gold Coast. There was a chance the system may move back on to the Sunshine Coast later in the day, according a senior weather forecaster.

Today's BOM forecast for Noosa is for a top of 29 with a shower or two. Possible rainfall: 1 to 5 mm. Chance of any rain: 60 per cent.

It will be partly cloudy 70 per cent chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeasterly in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. There will be large and powerful surf condition for Noosa's coastal stretches.