Rain, possible storm on the way for the Gold Coast

Gold Coasters are being warned to brace for possible severe thunderstorms across the city today.

A severe thunderstorm warning has already been issued for parts of the South East, with people in parts of Somerset, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas currently in the firing line.

“The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:30 am, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar,” BOM said.


“Thunderstorms are moving towards the east and are forecast to affect the area north of Toowoomba, Crows Nest and Hampton by 7:00 am and Esk, the area southwest of Esk and the area west of Esk by 7:30 am.”

“Damaging winds, large hail and or large accumulations of small hail are possible.”

If storms do develop on the Gold Coast, the weather bureau says they’re likely to hit from later this morning.

Showers are expected to continue across the city for most of the day, with between 20 and 30 millimetres of rain forecast.

It comes after a band of storms moved across the South East overnight, but the Gold Coast was largely spared.

Parts of Logan, including Forestdale, received more than 50 millimetres in just half an hour.