Severe thunderstorm warning for Gold Coast cancelled

UPDATE @ 3.00 PM | The severe thunderstorm warning for the Gold Coast has now been cancelled.

The Bureau of Meteorology says moderate to heavy showers continue, but the threat of heavy intense rainfall with thunderstorms has eased.

“While moderate to heavy showers continue in parts of southeast Qld, severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the southeast Qld area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe),” BOM said.


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“The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.”

The Gold Coast has copped a battering over the past few hours, with some parts of the city receiving more than 100 millimetres of rain since 9AM.

Oxenford has recorded 114 millimetres, while 100 millimetres has been dumped on Wongawallan.

The heavy rainfall is continuing to wreak havoc for motorists, with dozens of roads across the coast underwater.

READ MORE: Roads flooded as heavy rain lashes the Gold Coast

Residents near the Coomera River have also received an emergency alert flood message from City of Gold Coast this afternoon, with fears some properties may be impacted by floodwater in the Oxenford, Hope Island and Helensvale area.

READ MORE: Emergency alert sent to residents on northern Gold Coast

EARLIER @ 11.30AM | The Bureau has issued a fresh severe storm warning as the downpour continues on the Gold Coast.

BOM has warned of “intense rainfall and severe flash flooding”, especially in the northern suburbs of the Gold Coast.

It advises that severe thunderstorms are likely to produce intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Southport, Mount Tamborine, Coomera, Hope Island, South Stradbroke Island, Oxenford, Helensvale and Jacobs Well.

Coombabah has received 60mm in just one hour.

 

Weather radar @ 1115 | Image: BOM

 

EARLIER @9.00AM | The Bureau has reissued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Gold Coast this morning.

“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

“Locations which may be affected include Mount Tamborine, Coomera, Hope Island, South Stradbroke Island, Jacobs Well and mouth of the Logan River,” the warning reads.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has issued the following advice:

* 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.

EARLIER @4.00AM | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Gold Coast in the early hours of Thursday morning.

As of 4.00am, the Bureau of Meteorology warns slow moving thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding over parts of the Southeast Coast district over the next several hours.

That includes the Gold Coast as well as Brisbane, Caboolture, Cleveland and Jimboomba.

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 6:55 am.

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