Parts of Gold Coast cop a drenching with heavier falls on the way

South East Queensland is being drenched by rainfall, with the Gold Coast copping a decent amount of the wet weather in the past 24 hours.

More than 100 millimetres of rain has fallen in parts of the city, with the Gold Coast Hinterland appearing to have taken in the most amount.

“We have also had some moderate falls across the broader South East, in particular around the Gold Coast and the Gold Coast hinterland some heavier falls have accumulated,” Kimba Wong from the Bureau of Meteorology said.


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“At North Tamborine we’ve had just over 100 millimetres in the gauge, 113mm in the 24 hours to 9am this morning.”

Upper Springbrook recorded 71 millimetres, while Coomera Shores recorded 56mm and Monterey Keys took in 50mm.

The wet weather is set to stick around for the next couple of days, with the rain set to intensify even further tomorrow.

On the Gold Coast, up to 40 millimetres is forecast to fall on Friday, with another 25mm predicted for Saturday.

We are also being warned of the chance of thunderstorms.

“With the forecast rainfall over the next couple of days we are likely to see a number of flood watches issued,” Ms Wong said.

No flood warnings have been issued for the Gold Coast yet, but Council is investigating after a false emergency alert for flooding was sent to a number of residents this morning.

“City of Gold Coast did NOT issue a Watch and Act Emergency Alert this morning,” Council said in a statement.

The soggy weather is expected to clear slightly from Sunday following a wind change.

“Areas in South East Queensland around the Gold Coast and Brisbane should see a slight clearance in the heavier falls for the weekend, with a south easterly wind change settling conditions down slightly,” Ms Wong said.

“However there will still be a few showers to follow”.