BOM warns of ‘intense’ rain as severe weather impacts Gold Coast

Heavy rain continues to fall across the Gold Coast with the Bureau warning of plenty more to come.

A severe weather warning remains in place with the threat of intense rainfall that could lead to life-threatening flash flooding.

The weather system that has been impacting other parts of the southeast has now moved over the Gold Coast with persistent rain across the city on Saturday.


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Many areas of the Gold Coast have already recorded more than 70mm of rain since 9am this morning while Pacific Pines had receieved 91mm as of 6pm.

The BOM had predicted up to 100mm for Saturday.

The rain band is expected to remain slow-moving on Saturday night and into Sunday morning with the threat that severe storms could develop in that system.

The Bureau is now forecasting between 120mm and 200mm to fall across the Gold Coast on Sunday.

There is also the threat of damaging wind gusts up to 90km/h.

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A flood watch is also still in place for Gold Coast rivers and creeks.

No warnings are in place at the moment with most waterways still below minor flood levels with the exception of the Coomera River at Clagiraba Rd.

River levels at the Oxenford Weir were approaching minor flood levels on Saturday night as was Mudgeeraba Creek at Mudgeeraba and  Tallebudgera Creek.

Dozens of roads remain closed across the Gold Coast due to flooding.

Read more: Latest list of Gold Coast road closures