Gold Coast in for another soggy day as weather system lingers

Gold Coasters are being warned to get used to the rain, with another day of soggy weather on the way.

We’re being told to expect around 60 millimeters of rain across the city throughout today.

It follows a very wet day for the coast yesterday, with a couple of catchments receiving more than 100 millimetres since 9.00 am yesterday.


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Currumbin Creek took in around 106 millimeters, while Upper Springbrook copped around 140 millimeters. The rest of the Gold Coast took in 70 millimeters on average.

At the moment, there’s no severe weather warning in place.

However, a hazardous surf warning remains in place for the whole southeast coastline, with all Gold Coast beaches closed today.

The whole region – from Sunshine Coast down to NSW border – is also on flood watch.

“The risk of widespread heavy rainfall has reduced since yesterday,” the Bureau’s latest warning reads.

“The low currently off the southeast Queensland coast may bring isolated heavy rainfall to the Flood Watch area with thunderstorm activity.

“The most likely timing of the isolated heavy rainfall is from Monday afternoon through to Tuesday evening.

“The heaviest falls are likely to occur around the Sunshine Coast area on Monday and extending southwards to the Queensland – New South Wales border during Tuesday.

“Catchments to the north of the Sunshine Coast are generally dry and will be slower in responding to heavy rainfall.

“Catchments in southeast Queensland however are wet from recent rainfall and will likely respond quickly.

“Minor flooding is possible in the Flood Watch area from Monday evening.”

A number of roads have been affected by floodwaters on the Gold Coast this morning.

Locals are being reminded that ‘if it’s flooded, forget it’.

List of affected roads: 

  • Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley
  • Birds Road, Guanaba
  • Hotham Creek Road, Willow Vale
  • Hardys Road, Mudgeeraba
  • Siganto Drive, Helensvale
  • Clagiraba Road, Clagiraba
  • Crest Hill Drive, Wongawallan
  • Pitcairn Way, Pacific Pines – debris on road
  • Henri Robert Drive, Clagiraba – debris on road
  • Tamborine Mountain Road, Witheren – road damage
  • Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters – signal fault

For up to date information on the roads, click here.

For more information from the Bureau, click here.

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It’s millimetres in Australia. The R comes BEFORE the E.

Qld…wet one day, rubbish the next