More rain on the way for the Gold Coast

Keep the umbrella close today, because the Gold Coast is in for way more rain after a night of pelting.

Close to 60 millimetres has fallen at Coolangatta in the last 24 hours alone.

Other parts of the Gold Coast, including Tallebudgera and Burleigh Heads clocked over 20 millimetres in the same amount of time.


While Arundel and the Seaway caught over 35 millimetres.

We’re being told to expect at least another 20 millimetres in parts of the Gold Coast today.

Jess Gardner from the Bureau says there’s an upper trough moving over the area which is enhancing showers.

“With the upper trough, and moisture in the air, we’re just getting quite an increased chance of showers in the Gold Coast region.

“There’s a possibility of thunderstorms as well, most likely off shore, but if you’re on the coast line you might see a flash or hear a rumble as well,” Ms Garner said.

This amount of rain isn’t particularly unusual for this time of year, though Ms Gardner says the heavy dumping in Coolangatta is still substantial.

“It falls into a region of moderate falls, it doesn’t fall under heavy falls at the minute.

“It’s not unusual for this time of year, it’s probably just been a bit of a surprise considering its been quite dry recently,” Ms Gardner said.

The rain is expected to ease off tomorrow, as the upper trough system moves offshore.

We could still see a shower or two around on Friday and Saturday, though they’ll have moved on by Sunday.

Earlier article: A week of rain expected for the Gold Coast