Torrential rainfall has triggered the cancellation of a number of events on the Gold Coast this weekend.
The bureau is warning the coast could see 24 hour rainfall totals of 90-130mm with some areas in the hinterland likely to cop up to 300mm.
As a result, two major events expected to take place in the city tonight and tomorrow night have been cancelled.
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The Gold Coast SUNS ‘Family Night Out’ was originally scheduled to be held this evening at Bond University but has been cancelled due to the heavy rainfall.
GC SUNS Chief Executive Mark Evans said it was unfortunate that the event could not go ahead.
“It’s incredibly unfortunate that we have had to make the decision to cancel tonight’s Family Night Out at Bond University,” Evans said.
“We had staff out on site this morning and water had already began pooling around the venue and with the worst of the rain still to come, and with patron safety paramount, the decision was really taken out of our hands.”
Mr Evans said the next opportunity for fans on the Gold Coast to get up close and personal with the team will be at the JLT game at Southport Sharks against the Brisbane Lions on Sunday March 11th.
Meanwhile, Dreamworld’s Park After Dark featuring Guy Sebastian and Bombs Away has been postponed.
The event was initially due to take place at the Coomera theme park on Saturday, however has now been moved to an alternative date (yet to be announced) due to the severe weather.
Tonight’s NightQuarter markets have also been cancelled, along with the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets.
If you have an event that was meant to take place on the Gold Coast this weekend, however is now not going ahead, please let us know in the comments below!