Fast moving storms sweep across the Coast

Storm - Pawel Papis

2013 file photo. IMAGE: Pawel Papis Photography

PARTS of the Gold Coast were hit with a burst of intense weather on Saturday night, as a line of fast-moving thunderstorms marched across the southeast.

The fierce front slammed into the coast shortly before 9.30pm and delivered strong winds and intense rain to most suburbs.


Small hail was reported in parts of Upper Coomera.

But it was only brief, all over within a few minutes as the cells quickly contracting offshore.

Fine and sunny conditions are expected to return on Sunday, with top temperatures around 21C expected.

The fine, winter weather will stay with us for at least the next week, with crisp, cold mornings leading into fresh, sunny days.

STrong storms

8.20pm weather radar screenshot.

SATURDAY MORNING: GOLD Coasters are being told to keep an eye on the weather radar today, as a strong cold front brings with it the chance of a few isolated thunderstorms across the southeast.

An above-average top of 24C is forecast, with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms likely to develop during the day.

The Bureau of Meteorology advise that some thunderstorms may possibly be severe from the early afternoon, with damaging winds.

North-to-northwesterly winds sustained at 25 to 40km/h are expected in the morning, before tending west-to-northwesterly at 20 to 30km/h in the evening.

Average daytime maximums will return from tomorrow, with sunny tops of 20C expected during the first week of the school holidays.

Overnight temperatures will again plummet to near sub-zero temperatures from Monday morning, with lows of 3-9C forecast.