Severe weather alert with more intense rain for Gold Coast

More intense rainfall is set to hit the Gold Coast today with the Bureau warning the worst is still to come.

Another severe weather warning has been issued for most of the southeast with the possibility of severe thunderstorms as well.

The heaviest rain is expected to impact the coast later on Thursday and into Friday morning with the Bureau forecasting the possibility of another 250mm over the next two days.


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“An upper trough and associated cut-off low will move slowly eastward across southern Queensland through today before rotating over the southeast on Friday,” the BOM has warned.

“A surface trough near the southeast coast will deepen in response to this upper weather system through today. The trough is forecast to remain slow-moving into Friday, producing periods of heavy rainfall with embedded thunderstorms.

“Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding is expected to increase through today across parts of Southeast Queensland, and continue into Friday. The heaviest falls are expected through the latter parts of Thursday into Friday morning.”

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Damaging winds in excess of 90 km/h are also possible across the southeast Coast from late Thursday afternoon.

A flood watch remains in place for Gold Coast rivers and creeks while a number of roads across the Gold Coast are also closed due to flooding

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Today’s warning comes after a drenching on Wednesday.

Clagiraba has recorded 162mm since midnight Tuesday, 158mm has fallen at Upper Springbrook, Tallai has had 151mm, while 127mm has fallen at Mudgeeraba.

The SES has received 14 calls for help on the Gold Coast, mostly for leaking roofs.