Fresh severe weather warning as Gold Coast braces for drenching

A fresh severe weather warning has been issued for South East Queensland, including the Gold Coast.

It comes after the city copped a drenching earlier this morning, with some parts recording more than 120mm of rain.

There was a reprieve from the wet weather for most of the day, but the Bureau of Meteorology has warned that the heavy rainfall is expected to intensify again later tonight and continue into the morning.


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“A shift in the position of the trough and some storm activity lining up off of the Gold Coast could put the Gold Coast in the firing line for very intense falls,” Meteorologist Felim Hanniffy told myGC.

Up to 100mm of rain has been forecast to fall tomorrow, with another 100 mills on the cards for Friday.

The wet weather was initially set to ease by the weekend, but the weather bureau has since updated its forecast, revealing we could see another 50mm of rain on Saturday.

“A strong upper trough and associated cut-off low will move slowly eastward across the southern and southeastern interior of Queensland during this evening and through Thursday,’ BOM said.

“A surface trough near the southeast coast will deepen in response to this upper weather system.

“The surface trough is forecast to remain slow-moving through Thursday, producing areas of heavy to intense rainfall with embedded thunderstorms.”

Damaging wind gusts with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible from early Thursday morning over the Southeast Coast, east of about Maroochydore, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.

Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Stanthorpe, Caboolture, Ipswich, Jimboomba, Mount Tamborine and Redcliffe.

A flood watch also remains in place for the Gold Coast and Tweed, with Council activating its sandbagging stations at Pimpama, Tugun and Burleigh Heads in preparation for the weather to deteriorate.