GC WEATHER: Heavy rain continues to fall across the Gold Coast

It’s been another wet night across the Gold Coast, with many locations recording some heavy falls.

Since 9.00am on Sunday, the Gold Coast Seaway has received 61 millimetres of rain, while Upper Springbrook recorded 81 millimetres.

Tallebudgera Creek received about 24 millimetres, while Loder Creek had about 20 millimetres.


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It doesn’t look like the rain plans on disappearing anytime soon, with the weather bureau predicting showers for the next two days.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the Gold Coast could see sporadic falls on the northern Gold Coast today, with the chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon and tonight.

Showers are expected to continue tomorrow, with a possible thunderstorm on the cards for the morning and afternoon.

Forecaster Kimba Wong told myGC that while we will see some falls this week, it won’t be anywhere near as heavy as what we experienced over the weekend.

“Showers and storms are continuing for the Gold Coast and pretty much the whole of South East Queensland for the next few days. But the rainfall totals won’t be anywhere near as intense as what we saw on Friday night coming into Saturday,” Ms Wong said.

“It will be a little bit more hit and miss, that sort of showery, thunderstorm activity.

“While we will still see some isolated higher totals, most people will see much lower rainfall totals over the next few days.”

Parts of the Gold Coast experienced a ‘one in 100 year event’ on Saturday, with the city lashed by heavy falls which caused life-threatening flash flooding.

More than triple the Gold Coast’s average monthly rainfall bared down on the region, with Carrara receiving the heaviest falls of almost 300 millimetres and Monterey Keys copping 152 millimetres in just two hours on Saturday.

The severe flooding wreaked havoc across the city, with parts of the M1 closed for several hours and a number of theme parks shut down.

So far more than 300 claims for flooded homes and cars have been lodged with the RACQ, however that number is still expected to rise as the clean up continues.

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One in 100 year event? What about 1967 ,1974 , tail of cyclone Oswald? Save the hyperbole.