Severe Storm Warning

Severe storm warning issued for Gold Coast

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a fresh severe storm warning for the Gold Coast as more heavy rain heads our way.

A large band of showers is moving across the Gold Coast again with severe thunderstorms embedded in those rain bands.

The BOM warns that those storms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the Gold Coast over the next few hours.


The warning is also in place for the Sunshine Coast.

BOM advises that locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Coolangatta, Noosa Heads, Cleveland and Mount Tamborine.

Weather Radar @ 1930 | Image: BOM

It follows a day of steady rain across many parts of the Gold Coast.

Burleigh Waters recorded 85mm from 9am this morning, South Stradbroke copped 73mm, Tallebudgera Creek saw 75mm, 71mm was recorded at Coolangatta while the Gold Coast Seaway saw 62mm across the day.

The rain is expected to continue throughout the evening before easing on Friday.

Image | BOM

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.

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