THE Gold Coast’s picture perfect weather we’ve seen over the weekend will be short lived, as the biggest rain event in 12 months is locked in.
Long awaited rainfall is now looking more and more likely to settle in across the southeast during the working week.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s total forecast rainfall for the next eight days (pictured) suggests up to 100mm, possibly more, is likely to fall over the Gold Coast.
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A partly cloudy day is expected on Monday, with the chance of a few isolated showers and thunderstorms from the late morning, before areas of rain and isolated thunderstorms settle in from Tuesday.
At this stage, rainfall is forecast to peak midweek, before easing back to scattered showers and partly cloudy skies over the weekend.
The Weather Bureau’s Operational Consensus Forecasts (OCF) system is predicting an average of 7mm of rain for the Gold Coast on Monday, 19mm for Tuesday, 33mm for Wednesday, 48mm on Thursday and 12mm on Friday*.
Daytime temperatures should remain around the 27-28°C, with overnight lows between 20-22°C forecast.
Just 119mm of rain has fallen across the City of Gold Coast so far this year, well short of the average 450mm which the city should have already recorded.
*Forecast’s are subject to change. It is advised you regularly check the Bureau of Meteorology’s website for updated forecasts.