Month’s worth of rain falls in 30 hours

A MONTH’S worth of rain has fallen on parts of the Gold Coast in the last 30 hours.

The Bureau of Meteorology warned the Coast could see its entire August average rainfall fall over the weekend, and they weren’t wrong.

A weak storm and band of heavy showers swept through the Coast overnight on Friday and early on Saturday morning, dumping 32.2mm of rain on Coolangatta.


It was the southern suburb’s biggest downpour in five months.

A second wave of rain delivered another 29.8mm to the area between 2am-10am this morning, taking it’s two-day total so far to 62mm.

That is the suburb’s entire average monthly rainfall for August.


Elsewhere, just 27.6mm of rain has fallen at the Gold Coast Seaway since 3am Friday, more than half of which (16mm) fell this morning.

The Seaway’s long-term average monthly rainfall for August is 65.4mm.

The rain system appears to have settled in over southeast Queensland for the morning, with showers and rain areas tipped to ease this evening.

The Bureau of Meteorology has also forecast the chance of a ‘gusty thunderstorm’.

It’ll be a different story tomorrow though, with the sun set to return to our skies for the start of the working week.