Image taken at Railway Parade in the Glasshouse Mountains. The road has been closed, since about 7:30am, yet numerous cars/ 4WDs try to attempt to get through and have ended up being towed away due to the high levels of water.
Image taken at Railway Parade in the Glasshouse Mountains. The road has been closed, since about 7:30am, yet numerous cars/ 4WDs try to attempt to get through and have ended up being towed away due to the high levels of water. Image contributed by CorrieWharton Photography

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THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for the state's southeast with high winds and more rain expected throughout Wednesday and into Thursday.

A strong upper low will move across southern Queensland during the next few days. As it moves eastward, this system will intensify a surface trough across the southern coast.  

A number of communities have been isolated as torrential rain caused flash-flooding across southeast Queensland.

According to commercial weather monitor Weatherzone, Beerburrum has recorded 302mm, its wettest 24-hour period in 17 years.

Redcliffe has recorded 151mm and 89mm has fallen on Brisbane City in the last 24 hours to 9am today, making it the wettest day in eight years.

Weatherzone meteorologist Matt Pearce said the focus of the heaviest rain is from Brisbane down to the Gold Coast and extends as far inland as Toowoomba.

"We are expecting falls over the next few days to exceed 500mm in some locations," Mr Pearce said.

Pullenvale, in Brisbane's western outskirts, has been isolated by floodwaters, and resident Glenn Davis said it's the worst he's seen in the ten years he's lived there.

"The place is like a giant swimming pool, no one can get in or out," Mr Davis said.

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Road? What road?

The following images have been sent in from Corrie Wharton of CorrieWharton Photography in the Glasshouse Mountains.

Railway Parade closed off to traffic.
Image sent in by Corrie WhartonThey were taken at Railway Parade where the roads have been closed since 7.30am.

Water over the road makes for dangerous conditions
Traffic comes to a stop after water covers the road.
Mr Wharton said many people have tried crossing the flooded roads in their vehicles, only to need assistance to be towed out.

Many vehicles have either turned around or had to be towed out.
Weather for the ducks.

For more images of floods around the Sunshine Coast, check out The Daily's photo gallery.

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