GC WEATHER: Gold Coast to cop more than 200mm of rain

We’re being warned to prepare for the possibility of more flash flooding, with the Gold Coast set to be pummelled with 200mm of rain over the next few days.

It comes after severe thunderstorms swept across the city yesterday, dumping more than 70 millimeters of rain in some parts in just one hour.

Upper Springbrook in the Hinterland recorded more than 105mm.


More than 50 millimetres has been forecast to fall across the city today, with more severe thunderstorms also on the cards.

The rain is expected to intensify early next week, with up to 70mm tipped to fall on Monday, with another 60mm forecast for Tuesday.

“So today is just a taste of what’s to come unfortunately… Tomorrow we’re looking at 25mm and then Monday is going to be the main day that we could potentially see 50 to 100mm,” The Bureau of Meteorology’s Brooke Pagel told myGC.

“That’s one we are keeping an eye on just because the catchments are already so saturated from the wet weather we have had.”

The wet weather is expected to stick around on Wednesday, with the weather bureau predicting another 30mm before easing to light showers on Thursday and Friday.