Northern Gold Coast lashed with heavy rain, more storms to come

The Gold Coast has copped a drenching overnight as storms passed over the city, with some areas also experiencing flash flooding.

The northern end of the coast saw the most of it, receiving 157 millimetres of rain around Ormeau in the last 18 hours.

Burleigh saw around 52 millimetres over the same amount of time.


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Parts of Pimpama and Ormeau experienced flash flooding as well, with two people even needing to be rescued after their car became trapped.

It happened along Pimpama Jacobs Well Road around 9.00pm. Paramedics were called there too but said both people were fine and didn’t have to go to hospital.

This morning, there are still a few roads that are closed due to heavy rain and flooding.

They include Pimpama Jacobs Well Road, Alberta Park Road in Luscombe and Birds Road in Maudsland.

We’re being warned there could be possibly severe thunderstorms again today, before the wet weather starts to clear tomorrow.

There’s currently a flood warning in place for the Logan River.

Here’s what the Bureau is forecasting for the Gold Coast over the next three days.

QFES Assistant Commissioner John Bolger has told Sunrise it was a very busy night for the south Brisbane area.

“Just to the south of Brisbane last night, we experienced very heavy downpours of rain in a relatively short amount of time that led to flash flooding and unfortunately, it also led to about half a dozen swift and floodwater rescues.

“All of those, probably all of those are necessary.

“People, please do not drive in the floodwaters. If it is flooded, forget it.

“We could be in for another day similar to that today, and our SES volunteers had 170 calls for assistance last night, so they will be busy today,” Asst Commissioner Bolger said.

It’s all understood to be linked to the ex-tropical cyclone Kimi, hitting the Queensland coastline further north

While it’s been downgraded it’s still wreaking havoc with extreme winds, with the Bureau’s warning still in place.

The system is now tracking south but continues to hang off shore for now.

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