Gold Coast on flood watch with ‘significant’ rain event forecast

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of the potential for another ‘significant’ rainfall event for the Gold Coast and Tweed in the next few days.

Good Friday, Saturday and the early parts of Easter Sunday are largely expected to be cooler and windy with a few showers around.

But forecasters are keeping a very close eye on a coastal trough that is currently sitting over the Coral Sea.


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It is expected to deepen and move closer to the coast over the weekend.

Increased showers, wind, and hazardous surf conditions are expected to hit the Capricornia and Wide Bay coasts on Sunday.

Then that trough is expected to reach the south-east and northern New South Wales late on Sunday.

The BOM is forecasting up to 25 millimetres of rain for the Gold Coast on Sunday and the possibility of a massive 100 millimetres on Monday.

This will be followed by up to 50 millimetres on Tuesday.

Strong winds and hazardous surf are also expected here.

A flood watch has already been issued for  Gold Coast rivers and creeks, as well as the Logan, Albert, Tweed and Brunswick Rivers with catchments, already soaked.

Forecasters are warning of the potential for minor to moderate flooding in south-east Queensland catchments from late Sunday into Monday with the possibility of isolated major flooding.

Minor flooding is possible in the Tweed River from Monday.