UPDATE 3.40PM: Griffith University intends to open all campuses tomorrow as usual.

However, the University will continue to monitor the situation and take advice from emergency services throughout the afternoon and tomorrow morning.

In all cases though, students and staff are encouraged to prioritise their safety first and only travel if safe to do so.

Due to extreme weather conditions today (Thursday, March 30) all campuses have been closed since midday.

Severe weather today is a result of ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, as it tracks south down the east coast.

The Queensland Bureau of Meteorology warns of intense rainfall with a risk of sever localised flashing flooding in areas of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Translink has advised they will be offering free travel services from 10am to allow people to get home quickly and safely.

RACQ have a list of road closures across the state, so please plan your travel before leaving home.

Please check the Griffith University Facebook page for regular updates.

The latest Queensland weather warnings can be viewed through the Queensland Bureau of Meteorology website.

For media inquiries contact Media Manager Ben Dobson 0435 691 602.