Rain band rips across the southeast at 80km/h

10.30PM: THE Gold Coast could get a little gusty within the hour as a band of strong wind marches towards the east.

The line of activity is currently situated roughly 50km west of Surfers Paradise. At one stage it was tracking east at 80km/h.

A burst of strong wind is likely as the system sweeps overhead, but don’t get too excited, there’s little to no rainfall forecast.


The band stretches 300km from Ballina on the northern NSW coast, northwest to inland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology is closely monitoring the situation and will only issue a warning if any of the following is expected:

  • Damaging wind gusts (90 km/h or more)
  • Large hail (2cm diameter or more)
  • Very heavy rainfall (conducive to flash flooding)
  • Tornadoes

Note: All thunderstorms generally produce lightning, and many produce gusty winds, brief heavy showers and hail.

PICTURE: 10.06pm radar shot courtesy of WeatherZone