Gold Coast severe thunderstorm warning cancelled

UPDATE @ 1.15 PM | A severe thunderstorm warning for the Gold Coast has now been cancelled.

The warning for heavy rainfall was issued just before midday, with some nasty looking storms forming over parts of the city.

The northern Gold Coast copped a decent amount of rain, with Coomera recording 78 millimetres since 9am this morning and 52 millimetres in the last hour alone.


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Around 33mm of rain has fallen at Couran Cove since 9AM, while 28mm has been recorded at South Stradbroke.

Upper Springbrook also received some water in the tanks, with 45 millimetres recorded.

EARLIER @ 12.00 PM | A severe thunderstorm warning has just been issued for the Gold Coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology says that at midday, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar, predominately on the northern Gold Coast near Hope Island, South Stradbroke Island and Coomera.

The weather bureau says the thunderstorms are slow moving and are forecast to affect Jacobs Well by 1:00 pm.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 1:10 pm.

For life threatening emergencies phone Triple Zero000

Phone 132 500 for SES Storm and Flood Emergency assistance. Queensland Health 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Queensland Traffic and Travel information 13 19 40.

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