GC WEATHER: Gold Coasters warned to brace for severe thunderstorms

Gold Coasters are being told to brace themselves for some wild weather, with thunderstorms predicted to roll in.

The Bureau of Meteorology says severe thunderstorms are brewing and forecast to hit South East Queensland and the central interior this afternoon.

They warn damaging and locally destructive winds, large hail and heavy rainfall are all possible.


“There is a potential for severe storms, not so much for heavy rain but more for potential for hail and damaging winds, you know those fast moving types.

“It’ll probably be lighter storms later this afternoon and into the evening,” Mr Regano told myGC.

A high fire danger remains in place for the Gold Coast today, with a top of 29 degrees predicted.

Livio Regano from the Bureau says the fire danger is unlikely to worsen throughout the day.

“Now that the wind’s coming straight out of the north, there’s a bit too much moisture in it to make fire dangers a real problem.

“The rating at the moment is high, and high is really not that high,” Mr Regano told myGC.

North to northwesterly winds between 25 to 40 km/h are also forecast for the Gold Coast today, so it may be best to take the washing off the line and pack an umbrella in your bag!