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Flood watch: Heavy rain moving north

WHILE parts of the Fraser Coast are still at risk of minor river and flash flooding, the Bureau of Meteorology says the heavy rain is not likely to fall within the Mary River catchments.

The Burrum River remains on flood watch and the BOM is warning people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

However, the expected heavy rain of up to 300mm in some areas is forecast to continue moving up towards Proserpine, and is unlikely to affect the Mary River water levels.

BOM Meteorologist Gordon Banks said the recent heavy rain was associated with a combination of air pressure instability, moisture and the south-easterly cool change.

"These are helping to trigger heavier activity which at the moment is moving up into the Capricornia area," Mr Banks said.

"I wouldn't expect the Fraser Coast to have significant high rainfalls through the day, just showers and patchy rain."