Severe storm warning for the Gold Coast

UPDATE at 4:55 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has reissued its severe thunderstorm warning for southeast Queensland, including the Gold Coast.

The bureau warns that, at 4:50 pm, severe storms were active between Boonah and Beaudesert, and near Millmerran, Southport and the area south of Warwick.

These storms are moving towards the northeast to southeast and are forecast to affect Leyburn by 5:55 pm. The bureau warns heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.


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Issued at 4:52 pm | Source: bom.gov.au

The bureau warns further severe storms are likely to develop throughout the evening.

Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Gympie, Ipswich, Coolangatta, Gatton and Jimboomba.

To stay up to date with the latest warnings as they are issued, click here.

UPDATE at 3:35 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled its severe thunderstorm warning for the Gold Coast.

At 3:31 pm, the bureau advised the immediate threat had passed after 39mm of rain fell at Tallai in 30 minutes.

The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

FIRST at 2:30 PM | A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the Gold Coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:25 pm, severe storms were detected near Mudgeeraba.

These storms are moving towards the east and are forecast to affect Nerang by 2:40 pm and Miami by 3:20 pm.

Issued at 2:31 pm | Source: bom.gov.au

The warned cells form part of a line of storms extending from Mount Tamborine to Tweed Heads.

The bureau warns heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds are likely.

Almost 40mm of rain fell in the gauge at Tallai in the 30 minutes to 2:30pm.

2:30pm weather radar | Source: Weatherzone

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

  • Move your car under cover or away from trees.
  • Secure loose outdoor items.
  • 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.

To stay up to date with the latest warnings as they are issued, click here.

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