Gold Coast braces for possibly severe storms, but no cool change

Gold Coasters are being warned of possibly severe storms throughout the day today, but they won’t provide any relief from the heat.

Temperatures are set to hang in the early 30s, with showers to drizzle on and off throughout the day.

Northwest to northeasterly winds will continue today and into tomorrow as well, meaning no relief from the muggy temperatures.


James Thompson from the Bureau is urging us to keep an eye on the radar for possibly severe storms.

“We’re seeing some storms on the ranges right now, across the southern border rangers, and then there’s a chance we’ll see some more storms this afternoon as well.

“So something to keep an eye on today – the weather radar, and there could even be some warnings out.

“The best chance of severe storms are probably Brisbane and north, but the Gold Coast does have a chance as well,” Mr Thompson told myGC.

But we’re being warned that the storms won’t bring the cool change we’ve all been longing for, that’s on its way tomorrow evening.

“We’re still looking at a pretty warm day today across the Gold coast region – tops of 31 or 32 degrees on the coast, and 33 or 34 degrees away from the coast. So a pretty warm day again today,” Mr Thompson said.

“And then tomorrow as well, a little bit cooler but still warm before we see a cool change move up the coast during the day on Tuesday.

“Could be a few windy days around and that cool change moving up the coast tomorrow.

“So by Wednesday, we’re down to the mid-20s,” he said.