NORTHERN areas of the Sunshine Coast were drenched on Thursday afternoon, with heavy falls of up to 300 millimetres.

Noosa, Maroochy Rivers and Six Mile Creek catchments all received the heaviest falls.

The Bureau of Meterology issued flash flooding warnings around Sunshine Coast streams.

Warnings have also been issued for the Coast hinterland where similar falls were recorded  on Thursday afternoon.

Fast rises and some minor flooding are occurring in the North and South Maroochy
Rivers and in Coochin, Doonan, Six Mile and Mountain Creeks.

Photo Gallery: Sunshine Coast flooding 2009

Very heavy rainfall eased on the northern Sunshine Coast on Thursday evening, though separate flood warnings are still current for this area.

Rain was likely to cause stream rises across the Southeast Coast district and north to about Hervey Bay overnight on Thursday.
The Bureau says it's not possible to predict whether there'll be enough rainfall to reach flood levels.

Motorists are being warned to avoid flooded roads, while parents are being reminded to ensure their children are kept away from flood waters.

Torrential rain has also been recorded south of the border in Coffs Harbour, where businesses have been affected by raging floodwaters.

Heavy rain left parts of the Coffs Coast under water and cut off on Tuesday evening, with flooding continuing well into Wednesday.

As the rain continued to fall, local emergency services were predicting the flooding would be worse than it was 13 years ago.

Take a look at Reegan Walker's gallery of flooding around Coffs.

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