Bureau warns ‘possibly severe’ storms likely across Gold Coast today

UPDATE @ October 27 | Gold Coasters are being urged to brace for some severe storm action today, which is forecast to pick up from later this morning.

The Bureau put the initial warning out for ‘very dangerous’ storms yesterday afternoon, and in this morning’s forecast says there’s a possibility they will be severe.

We can certainly expect a bit of rain throughout the day, with up to 30 millimetres predicted to fall.


Just cloudy conditions for most of the morning, before rain clouds are tipped to roll in just before lunch.

Thunderstorms are forecast to build throughout the afternoon.

Bureau’s forecast for Tuesday October 27: Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely from late this morning. A thunderstorm likely, possibly severe. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h early in the morning then becoming light in the evening.

The storm conditions are expected to continue tomorrow, before tapering off on Thursday.

EARLIER @ October 26 | Residents across the Gold Coast are being urged to prepare their properties for the possibility of ‘very dangerous’ storms on Tuesday.

Storms are forecast for most of the Queensland coast tomorrow, but they will likely be most severe from Central Queensland right down to the New South Wales border and west to the Darling Downs and Granite Belt.

The storm activity is being sparked by warm and humid air that’s being drawn towards the coast.

The south-east saw widespread severe storms on Sunday, however the Gold Coast was largely spared.

Around 78,000 lightning strikes were recorded across the region on Sunday while more than 33,000 homes and businesses were left without power.

The city did get a decent dumping of rain on Saturday with most parts of the Gold Coast receiving between 20 and 30 millimetres.

There is the slight chance the Gold Coast will see storms this afternoon, but they are far more likely tomorrow.

The Bureau is warning Tuesday’s storms bring a huge risk of damaging winds, heavy rain and large to giant hail.

James Thompson from the Bureau of Meteorology says storm activity will continue for a couple of days.

“We’re expecting these conditions to continue until Wednesday and then start to ease off from Wednesday,” he said.