The wild weather lashing the Gold Coast is expected to continue through the morning but will begin to ease through the late afternoon, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
BOM still has a severe weather warning in place for the Gold Coast for dangerous surf conditions, as our beaches continue to be hammered by sizeable swells.
“Dangerous surf conditions are occurring about exposed beaches south of Cape Moreton and are forecast to persist into Tuesday. Wave heights are expected to drop below 4m during Tuesday afternoon, however hazardous surf conditions are expected to remain,” the Bureau’s warning reads.
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“The low pressure complex is slowly tracking north and is expected to continue this movement into Tuesday while weakening. A strong high pressure system in the Tasman Sea is otherwise expected to shift slowly eastwards towards New Zealand.
“The combination of these systems will cause a long fetch of strong to gale force southeasterly winds near the southeast Queensland coast and large waves about exposed beaches south of Cape Moreton.
“Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Coolangatta and the eastern side of both Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island.”
Lifeguards will make a decision about whether to open any beaches later this morning.
A strong wind warning also remains in place for the Gold Coast for Tuesday, with wind gusts still reaching around 60km/h at the Gold Coast Seaway.
The rain will continue lashing the Coast, with 5-15mm expected, but showers will become less likely late this afternoon and evening. There is also the chance of a thunderstorm this morning.
Forecasts predict Wednesday will be partly cloudy with a medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Thursday and Friday will both be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of light showers while Saturday is looking mostly fine with top temperatures around 28 degrees.