Gold Coast buffeted by strong winds

THE Gold Coast continues to be buffeted by fresh southerly winds, despite having been excluded from the weather bureau’s strong wind warning.

At 1.30pm, winds were still blowing in from the southeast at 41km/h – gusting at 50 – at the Gold Coast Seaway, with the mercury sitting at 22 degrees.

It follows a blustery night along the Coast, with winds gusting at more than 50km/h for four straight hours between 9.30pm and 1.30am. Peak gusts of 59km/h were recorded around midnight.


A strong coastal wind warning was in effect for the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Moreton Bay and Hervey Bay areas overnight but was cancelled shortly after midday.

The Bureau of Meteorology says winds are forecast to ease slightly this afternoon before dropping back to around 15-20km/h tomorrow.

It’s tipped to be a partly cloudy day on Saturday, with top temperatures of 23 degrees in Surfers Paradise and the slight chance of a shower.

This’ll be followed by a much clearer, mostly sunny Sunday with top temps of around 25 degrees forecast.