Gold Coast warned of potentially damaging afternoon storms on Thursday

Storm - Elle Thomas

Monday September 15, 2014. PICTURE: Elle Thomas

THE Bureau of Meteorology has forecast potentially severe thunderstorms to sweep across the Gold Coast on Thursday afternoon as a low pressure trough surges over the southeast.

Daytime temperatures will peak between 25-29C across the coast tomorrow, accompanied with high humidity, with the chance of damaging thunderstorms from mid-afternoon.


Forecasters say conditions will be ripe for large hailstones, with southern Gold Coast suburbs and hinterland areas most at risk.

Partly cloudy conditions and a shower or two can be expected over the following three days, with daytime temperatures of 23C forecast on Friday.

Temperatures will start to warm back up as we near the new working week, with fine and sunny conditions set to return from Monday, making way for a forecast hot top of 32C on Tuesday.

NOTE: All thunderstorms generally produce lightning, and many produce gusty winds, brief heavy showers and hail. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will only be issued is storms are expected to produce any of the following;

  • Damaging wind gusts (90 km/h or more)
  • Large hail (2cm diameter or more)
  • Very heavy rainfall (conducive to flash flooding)
  • Tornadoes