Northern Gold Coast battered by hail and heavy rain in yesterday’s storms

There were thousands of lightning strikes recorded across southeast Queensland last night, as severe storms lashed the region.

The supercell struck during the afternoon targeting multiple areas, including parts of the Gold Coast.

Over 100,000 lightning strikes were recorded, leaving thousands of homes without power.


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There was also plenty of rain and even heavy hail in parts. Luckily, most of the Gold Coast again escaped the worst of it,

Only 20 millimetres of rain was recorded at the seaway, down on the day before.

Coolangatta only received 3.6 millimetres.

The northern Gold Coast was the hardest hit, with Wongawallan managing to take in over 50 millimetres falling there.

While a home in Pimpama was struck by lightning, calling emergency services to the scene.

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The dangerous storm activity is expected to ease today, although there is still a 50-50 chance of showers and storms developing throughout the day.

Friday is expected to be sunny conditions, heading for tops of 28 degrees, before the chance of storms returns for Saturday.

Saturday will be partly cloudy, with a 60 percent chance of showers and a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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