Another big wet on the way for Gold Coast

Parts of Queensland are on flood watch following heavy rainfall as part of a surface trough which is set to impact most of the state.

The Mt Isa show was cancelled, but locals were excited to see the outback town cop a drenching.

While dry towns including Longreach and Charleville have rejoiced in the welcome drop.


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The heaviest falls, up to 70mm, are forecast to hit the southeast corner late Sunday.

It comes just two weeks after the Gold Coast and much of eastern Australia was saturated by a severe weather event.

Forecaster Mark Trenorden has told myGC this time it won’t be as vicious and it’s not coinciding with king tides.

“We’ll see showers increasing to rain, with possibly severe storms packing some strong wind gusts,” Mr Trenorden said.

“(We can expect) widespread falls in the range of 20-70mm and some isolated storms with thunderstorms greater than 100mm.”

“One thing in our favour this time is that we had the higher tide a fortnight ago.”

With the chance of flash flooding in some areas, drivers are reminded to steer clear of the danger.