Gold Coast roads, beaches closed as weather system tracks south

The South East is set to cop another drenching today as the severe weather system that’s battered the state’s north continues to track south.

The Gold Coast managed to escape the worst of it yesterday, but there were still some decent rainfall totals recorded.

Upper Springbrook has taken in 107 millimetres since from 9am Wednesday to 6am this morning.


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Neranwood recorded 69mm, while Hinze Dam copped 65mm and Oxenford took in 61mm.

It was much the same further south, where Tallebudgera Creek recorded 60mm and Currumbin received 54mm.

As a result of the rainfall, a number of roads across the Gold Coast have been impacted by flooding and debris (full list below).

Another 30mm is tipped to fall today, however, it will be much wetter tomorrow with 70mm of rain on the cards for Friday.

A strong wind warning remains in place, with the Bureau of Meteorology also issuing a hazardous surf warning for Gold Coast waters tomorrow.

“Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, swimming and surfing in the following areas,” BOM said.

Gold Coast beaches will remain closed, with dangerous surf and massive swell along the coastline.

FULL LIST OF FLOODED ROADS AS OF 6.30AM THURSDAY:

Somerset Drive – Mudgeeraba – closed between Frankin Drive and Bonogin Road

Berrigans Road – Mudgeeraba – closed between Gold Coast Springrbook Road and Mark Way

Hardy’s Road – Mudgeeraba – closed between Bonogin Road and Glenmore Drive

Clagiraba Road – Clagiraba – closed between Beaudesert Nerang Road and Gerra Court

Tarata Road – Guanaba – closed between Guana Creek Road and SES shed

Birds Road – Guanaba – closed around Equestrian Drive

Lanes Road – Wongawallan – closed between Crest Hill Drive and the end of Lanes Road

Hotham Creek Road – Willow Vale – closed between Fern Hill Drive and Rosemount Drive

Kianga Court – Currumbin Valley – closed around the intersection of Currumbin Creek Road

More to come.