Gold Coast hit by surprise storm as heavy rain lashes city

LATEST @ 10.35 AM | The Gold Coast has been lashed by a surprise storm that rolled into the city from the west this morning.

While no storm warnings were issued, heavy rain fell across the city with loud thunder also being heard across multiple suburbs.

The brief but intense wild weather also cut power to more than 3000 properties in South East Queensland, with Ipswich and Moreton Bay the most affected.


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It’s still pretty overcast on the coast at the moment, however, the heavy rain has started to ease.

EARLIER @ 8.45 AM | Gold Coasters, you may want to take the washing off the line, with a bit of storm action picking up just west of the city.

A major storm front appears to be rolling into the Gold Coast, with the weather bureau warning of potential wild weather.

“Storms are rolling and thunder rumbling through South East Queensland this morning as a line of thunderstorms moves east,” The Bureau of Meteorology said.

At this stage, no severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued.

“We are watching all storms carefully, and will issue a warning if they become severe,” BOM said.

According to the forecast, it’s set to be partly cloudy and 22 degrees across the city today with the chance of a few showers and a thunderstorm.

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