GC WEATHER | Gold Coast wakes to early morning thunderstorms

UPDATE @ 8.30 AM | A severe thunderstorm warning for the Gold Coast has now been cancelled, but we’re being warned it’s not over yet.

Showers and further severe storms packing large hail and heavy rain are expected to lash the city for most of the day, with up 60mm of rain forecast for the coast.

A very moist and unstable airmass is interacting with a strong upper trough to promote thunderstorm activity this morning,” the Bureau of Meteorology said.


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“The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.”

The hinterland appears to have copped it the most, with Beechmont recording 50mm to 8am this morning.

Brisbane City recorded 48mm in 30 minutes to 7:30am, while Woodford recorded 66mm in 30 minutes to 3am.

Giant hail around 5 to 6cm was also recorded just west of Inglewood around midnight.

UPDATE @ 6.30 AM | A fresh severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Gold Coast, with the city now in the firing line of a nasty storm cell.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that at 6.20am, dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Hatton Vale, Marburg and Rosewood and are moving towards the east.

“Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Ipswich, Fernvale and Mount Nebo by 6:50 am and Brisbane CBD, Samford and Aspley by 7:20 am,” BOM said.

Other severe thunderstorms were also detected on the weather radar near Comboyuro Point, Conondale, Peak Crossing and Tangalooma.

They are forecast to affect Landsborough, Crohamhurst and Maleny by 6:50 am and the area southwest of Caloundra, Beerburrum and northern Bribie Island by 7:20 am.

Large, possibly giant hailstones, intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding and damaging winds are likely.

Cooyar recorded 44mm in 30 minutes to 4:45am, while Woodford recorded 66mm in 30 minutes to 3am.

Giant hail around 5 to 6cm was also recorded just west of Inglewood around 12:10am,

EARLIER @ 4.00AM | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued as a large cell heads towards the Gold Coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that at 3:25 am, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Boonah and Caloundra and are moving towards the east.

They are forecast to affect the area between Boonah and Beaudesert, Ellangowan and Kincora by 3:55 am and Beaudesert, Beenleigh and Logan Village by 4:25 am.

Damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

The warning takes in the areas of Logan and parts of Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Council Areas.

Maroon Dam recorded 39mm in 15 minutes to 3:15am while Woodford recorded 66mm in 30 minutes to 3am.

Giant hail around 5 to 6cm was recorded just west of Inglewood around 12:10am.