Gold Coast escapes the worst of severe storms as SEQ faces big clean up

Parts of the southeast are facing a mammoth clean up after the severe storms last night, but the Gold Coast luckily escaped the worst of it.

More than 100,000 lightning strikes were recorded across the region, while suburbs of Brisbane experienced flash flooding, hail and fallen trees in parts.

There were around 200 calls made to the SES over the course of the night as well, with plenty of power outages recorded as well.


Rain wise, parts of the Gold Coast only received around 20 millimetres, compared to areas in Brisbane which received above 50 millimetres.

While the coast was largely unaffected, our train system was thrown into chaos with services having to be suspended for most of the night.

It’s understood that was due to an overhead powerline issue.

It caused massive delays for commuters, with Translink only resolving the issue around 4.30 am. There are still some residual delays this morning.

The Bureau now says the threat of storms is just about behind us.

There’s just some light showers forecast for today, otherwise, the cloud is set to clear as we head for tops of 25 degrees.

A mostly sunny day on the way for tomorrow and similar conditions for the weekend.

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