Gold Coast buffeted by strong winds

THE Gold Coast continues to be buffeted by fresh southerly winds, despite having been excluded from the weather bureau’s strong wind warning.

At 1.30pm, winds were still blowing in from the southeast at 41km/h – gusting at 50 – at the Gold Coast Seaway, with the mercury sitting at 22 degrees.

It follows a blustery night along the Coast, with winds gusting at more than 50km/h for four straight hours between 9.30pm and 1.30am. Peak gusts of 59km/h were recorded around midnight.


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A strong coastal wind warning was in effect for the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Moreton Bay and Hervey Bay areas overnight but was cancelled shortly after midday.

The Bureau of Meteorology says winds are forecast to ease slightly this afternoon before dropping back to around 15-20km/h tomorrow.

It’s tipped to be a partly cloudy day on Saturday, with top temperatures of 23 degrees in Surfers Paradise and the slight chance of a shower.

This’ll be followed by a much clearer, mostly sunny Sunday with top temps of around 25 degrees forecast.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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