Heavy rain, possibly severe storms on the way for the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is on storm and flood watch today, with plenty of rain and possible storms on the way.

The Bureau is warning that up to 70 millimetres of rain will fall today, and up to another 50 millimetres is due tomorrow.

There are concerns the downpour could cause issues for local rivers and creeks, which are already saturated from recent rains.


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We’re also in for possible storms across the southeast today as well, which could mean heavier bouts of rain for some areas.

The most recent advice from the Bureau warns of widespread minor to moderate flooding over the next few days.

“A lingering trough over Queensland will bring further showers and thunderstorms to most areas of Queensland over the next few days,” the latest advice reads.

“Catchments across the Flood Watch area are saturated following recent rainfall and river levels are already responding in some catchments.

“Localised flooding as a result of isolated thunderstorms remains a risk throughout the period.

“Widespread minor to moderate flooding is likely across the flood watch area over the next few days, with isolated major flooding possible in areas affected by thunderstorms.

“Flood Warnings are current for many catchments across southern Queensland with renewed river and creek level rises expected in association with heavy rainfall.”

To keep up to date with the Bureau’s advice and warnings, click here.