Gold Coast areas secure 50mm rainfall, with more on the way today

It’s been a bit night of storms and rain for the Gold Coast and much of the southeast, with St Nick bringing us a good drenching.

Many areas of the coast received over 40 millimetres of rain overnight, while parts of the hinterland brought in over 50 millimetres.

As of 6.00am this morning, the Bureau has recorded 51 millimetres in Evandale, 52 millimetres in North Tamborine, 55 millimtres in Mt Tamborine, 59 millimetres at Canungra and 56 millimetres in Beechmont.


At the peak of activity overnight, almost 15,000 homes were without power across the whole of the southeast, including around 1,000 homes in the dark on the Gold Coast.

Energex crews have worked through the night to restore supply, with just a handful of homes still out this morning.

We could see similar amounts of rain throughout the day today, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting more showers and a possible storm.

Possible rainfall predictions are between 40 and 60 millimetres, with a 95 percent chance of rain during the morning and the afternoon.

If a thunderstorm comes through again it will likely develop this morning, while temperatures will remain pretty cool at around 24 degrees.

Advanced Care Paramedic Kowai Timu from Queensland Ambulance is urging everyone to be careful on the roads today.

“If you have to travel anywhere, remain vigilant on the roads and drive to the conditions.

“It is predicted to rain so slow down, be aware of your surroundings and travel safely,” Ms Timu told myGC.