Gold Coast wakes to more early-morning storms

It seems mother nature doesn’t really want us to get a good night’s sleep, with the Gold Coast waking to severe storms again overnight.

The cells moved over us around 1.00 am, bringing a heavy dumping of rain to southern parts of the coast.

At Currumbin Valley, approximately 46 millimetres of rain fell since 9.00 am yesterday.


Around the rest of the coast, 25 millimetres was recorded at Evandale, 51 millimetres fell at Mt Nimmel in Austinville, 13 millimetres at Oxenford and 18 millimetres at Coombabah.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises that the risk has now eased, but there is still a chance of severe storms developing throughout the day.

A number of homes in Yatala and Luscombe remain without power this morning, along with hundreds of others across the southeast.

The risk of severe weather will back off altogether from tomorrow, with just a slight chance of showers around in the morning.

We’re then in for dry and mostly sunny conditions heading into the weekend, with cooler tops of 23 degrees on the way.

The overnight storms follow similar severe weather from the early hours of Tuesday as well, with many residents woken to lightning and thunder around 3.00 am.

The Bureau says more than 66,000 lightning strikes were recorded across the whole southeast region due to that cell.

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