Gold Coast cops a drenching with wettest day in five months

The Gold Coast has recorded its wettest day since February with some areas of the city copping more than 100 millimetres of rain since yesterday.

That’s well above the Gold Coast’s July average of 45.6mm.

It’s all thanks to a deep coastal trough and weak low that has been moving very slowly along the southeast coast.


Pimpama has seen the biggest dump of rain, recording 104 millimetres between 9am Saturday and 5am Sunday.

Evandale wasn’t far behind with 103mm, while Helensvale has received 100mm.

The Gold Coast Seaway has recorded 77mm since 9am yesterday, while Coolangatta has only had 47mm.

The Hinterland was forecast to get the bulk of the rain, but Hinze Dam only saw 60mm while Mt Tamborine had 59mm.

The rain should ease to showers this morning however there is also the chance of a thunderstorm.

The showers should be less frequent by this evening.

But while the wet weather will disappear, we’re being warned of some windy weather on the way.

Monday will see cool westerly winds up to 45 km/h, easing later in the day.

Rain Radar @ 0600. Image: BOM

Rainfall from 9am Saturday to 5am Sunday – 

Pimpama – 104mm

Evandale – 103mm

Helensvale – 101mm

South Stradbroke – 92mm

Coomera Shores – 82mm

Worongary – 81mm

Gold Coast Seaway – 77mm

Mudgeeraba – 77mm

Carrara – 74mm

Loder Creek – 72mm

Biggera Creek Dam – 71mm

Pacific Pines – 70mm

Hinze Dam – 60mm

Mt Tamborine – 59mm

Burleigh Waters – 59mm

Wongawallan – 55mm

Canungra – 53mm

Tallebudgera Creek – 51mm

Coolangatta – 47mm