GC WEATHER: Gold Coast in for a wet weekend

You may want to keep the umbrella handy this weekend, with the Gold Coast set to cop a drenching.

After a mostly sunny week, conditions are predicted to turn on Saturday as a trough and cold front combination sweeps across southern and central parts of the state.

That’s expected to bring showers, rain and the chance of thunderstorms.


Shane Kennedy from the Bureau of Meteorology says widespread falls of 15 to 30mm are expected across Queensland, while isolated falls could carry as much as 30 to 40mm or more, particularly in the south.

“These values are approaching the June monthly average rainfall figures in the southern interior,” Mr Kennedy said.

“Heavy showers are possible about the southeast coast on Saturday night as a deep northerly flow develops.”

Sunday is expected to be the wettest day for the coast, so if you have plans to head outdoors you may want to reschedule.

According to the weather bureau, there’s a “very high, near 100% chance of showers tending to rain” on Sunday, with the chance of a thunderstorm.

A low of 17C with a top of 22C is expected on Sunday, with falls around 20 – 35mm possible.

Despite the rain, BOM says temperatures are expected to be “above average” over the next few days across much of the state.

“This is due to the warm and moisture filled air pushing inland and increased cloud cover,” Forecaster Shane Kennedy said.

After a weekend downpour, the sun will be back out Monday with a top of 23 degrees expected.

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