Overnight storms lash the Gold Coast, cutting power to hundreds of homes

Thousands of homes are without power across the Gold Coast and Logan areas after wild storms lashed the region in the early hours of this morning.

Lightning and thunder passed over the southeast corner early on Sunday, bringing heavy rain in parts as well.

Around 30 millimetres of rain fell in certain areas of the Gold Coast between 12.00 am and 3.00 am.


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The initial severe thunderstorm warning was issued just after midnight, with the Bureau warning of damaging winds and heavy rainfall.

The Gold Coast was specifically part of the warnings from around 1.00 am as cells moved east over the hinterland.

“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Caboolture, Coolangatta, Ipswich and Redcliffe,” the warning read.

The wild weather has seen power cut to thousands of homes across the Gold Coast and Logan this morning.

Energex reports that around 3,000 properties are in the dark.

Homes and properties in Worongary, Yatala, Cedar Creek and Canungra have been affected.

Crews are working to restore the power as quickly as possible.

Meantime, it seems more wild weather could be on the way again this morning with a thick cell moving east over the hinterland.

BOM RADAR 6.30 am Sunday January 16

No official warnings have been issued just yet.