Gold Coasters received an early morning wake up call today, with a loud thunderstorm bearing down on parts of the city.
A severe thunderstorm warning for large hailstones was issued for the Gold Coast and Scenic Rim around 12.45am on Monday.
“The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 12:40 am, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Numinbah Valley and Canungra,” BOM said.
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“These thunderstorms are moving towards the east and are forecast to affect Miami, Mudgeeraba and Nerang by 1:10 am and Coolangatta and waters off Tweed Heads by 1:40 am.”
Residents took to social media in the early hours of this morning after being woken by strong winds, heavy rain, loud thunder and lightning.
“Woah anyone else getting this storm? Feels like my house is about to blow away!” one person wrote.
“My poor pup is shaking, not a fan of this wild weather!!” commented another.
Oreillys appeared to take in the most amount of rain with 26 millimetres recorded, while Talledbugera and Coolangatta also received around 18mm.
It looks like we could be in for more wet weather over the weekend, with possible thunderstorms predicted for both Saturday and Sunday.
The Bureau of Meteorology said there’s a slight chance we could also see another storm later this afternoon.
Showers and thunderstorms 🌦️⛈️ more likely this week, especially for southern, central and inland #Qld as moisture returns. Will you get rain? Will the #GABBA get rain?! Check the latest forecasts at https://t.co/aJPnxRHy2S pic.twitter.com/BZAhuGlam1
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) October 18, 2020