Another hot and humid day after Summer storms lash the coast

We’re being warned it’s going to be another hot and muggy day across the Gold Coast, which could lead to more unsettled weather.

It comes after wild storms ripped through South East Queensland late yesterday, following a morning of heatwave conditions.

Logan was one of the hardest-hit areas, with tornado-like winds pulling down trees, tearing off roofs and ripping down powerlines.


The Gold Coast managed to escape the worst of it, but there were still thousands of homes without power at the height of the action.

Helensvale, Hope Island, Coomera, Pimpama and Ormeau appear to have been the most affected.

A clean-up is continuing across the South East this morning, but we are being told it may not be the end of it.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast “the chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning, possibly severe with heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding about the hinterland”.

It’s going to be hot and humid once again, with a top of 32 expected across the city, but the humidity will once again make it feel even warmer.

Gold Coasters are being urged to try and reserve power, which is expected to be in high demand during the peak of the heat once again today.

We’re also being encouraged to check in on the vulnerable.