Gold Coast to be lashed by ‘unseasonable’ amounts of rain

Pack your brolly, wear your wellies or just the stay inside this weekend Gold Coast, we’re in for an unseasonable amount of rain!

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting as much as 40 millimetres today alone, with another 50 millimetres expected across Saturday and Sunday.

Coastal showers will hang around throughout today and tomorrow before moving off, but there’s also a surface trough coming from inland which will bring more rain on the Sunday.


Rosa Hoff from the Bureau told myGC a potential thunderstorm could make the rainfall heavier.

“So we could see some moderate falls with this shower activity, we also have a chance of thunderstorms for the area, particularly on Saturday and Sunday.

“And those thunderstorms could bring heavier rainfall totals for areas that are below them, so we could see some places getting as much as 40 millimetres if they’re under a storm cloud.

“The first trough with the coastal showers for today and tomorrow will be clearing off early on Saturday morning, replaced by the rain fall from inland on Sunday which will clear off a lot quicker.

“By Monday we’ll be back to fairly dry conditions, with barely any chance of rainfall and some cooler temperatures,” Ms Hoff said.

We’re also being told that the Gold Coast could receive it’s whole monthly average of rainfall this weekend alone, with the drops a bit out of usual for this time of year.

“This is our dry season, and while areas of southern Queensland can see a little bit more rainfall then some northern and interior places, it still is a bit of a splash.

“Average rainfall around Gold Coast Seaway is about 45 millimetres for July, so it’s likely that we’ll have achieved our monthly rainfall after this weekend,” Ms Hoff said.

Forecast from BOM Qld