Weather Alert

Schools, beaches and roads closed as Gold Coast lashed by torrential rain

UPDATE @ 10am | The Severe Weather Warning issued for the Gold Coast has been cancelled as the heavy rain subsides.

The Bureau of Meteorology said severe weather is no longer occurring in Queensland.

“The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary,” BOM said in an alert at 9.50am.


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We can still expect to see a few showers hanging around the Gold Coast on Tuesday.

UPDATE @ 8.30am | The Gold Coast remains on flood watch this morning with the city copping an absolute drenching overnight, with between 200 and 350mm of rain recorded.

While conditions appear to be easing, the Bureau of Meteorology’s severe weather warning for heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding remains in place.

Flood warnings have been issued for a number of our rivers and creeks, with the weather bureau warning moderate flooding is occurring along the Coomera River and its tributaries.

Significant river level rises are also occurring along the Nerang River.

“River levels at Clearview and Evandale are likely to remain below the minor flood level overnight Monday into Tuesday,” BOM said.

Creek level rises and flooding is also occurring along Mudgeeraba, Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks.

There are currently close to 40 roads closed across the city, with at least one confirmed landslide along Gold Coast Springbrook Road.

Musgrave State School has taken to social media to warn parents that the school will be closed today due to flooding.

“Musgrave has been severely impacted by this weather. Please keep your child at home. Thank you”,” the school posted.

Elanora State High School and Tallebudgera State School have also been impacted and will remain closed today.

All Gold Coast beaches will also remain off-limits until at least 12pm, with lifeguards to reassess conditions this afternoon.

Sandbagging stations are also open again today, with around 1,400 sandbags collected yesterday across the City.

Council has confirmed city crews will be out this morning to assess the damage and begin any cleanup works required.

A full list of local roads currently impacted by the wet weather can be found here.

UDPATE @ 5am | Flood warnings are in place for Gold Coast rivers and creeks following a night of severe weather.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned widespread heavy rainfall totals up to 210 mm have been recorded across the South Coast catchment since 9 am Monday. The heavy rainfall has caused rapid river and creek level rises and minor to moderate flooding in the South Coast catchment.

Further heavy rainfall is forecast for overnight Monday into Tuesday, combined with high tide is likely to elevate flooding in the South Coast.

Pimpama and Coomera Rivers: Moderate flooding is occurring along the Coomera River and its tributaries.

Nerang River: Significant river level rises are occurring along the Nerang River. River levels at Clearview and Evandale are likely to remain below the minor flood level overnight Monday into Tuesday.

Mudgeeraba Creek: Creek level rises and flooding is occurring along the Mudgeeraba Creek.

Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks: Creek level rises and flooding is occurring along the Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks.

UPDATE @ 4.30am | An emergency warning for Tallebudgera Valley has now been cancelled after the city was hit by torrential rain overnight.

City of Gold Coast has confirmed earlier the warnings, issued in the early hours of Tuesday morning, have been cancelled as the heavy rain starts to subside across the Gold Coast.

Parts of the city were hammered by severe thunderstorms overnight which brought torrential downpours to much of the city.

131.6mm of rain was observed in the two hours to 11.42pm at Gold Coast Seaway. Since 9am on Monday, the Seaway has recorded close to 291mm.

Another 115mm of rain occurred in two hours at Evandale, 114mm at Biggera Waters and 103mm at Loder Creek.

Tallebudgera Valley has seen some of the heaviest falls in the last 24 hours with 347mm recorded at Coplicks Bridge since 9am on Monday.

EARLIER @ 3.50am, Tuesday March 29 | Emergency warnings have been issued for parts of the Gold Coast following a night of torrential rain.

City of Gold Coast has issued as emergency warning for the Tallebudgera Valley area.

“Life threatening flash flooding is occurring in Tallebudgera Valley,” the warning states.

“Shelter in place unless it is unsafe to do so.

“Access to the area is likely to be impacted. Do not enter flood waters.”

An emergency alert was also put in place for Loder Creek Dam in the Southport area. That alert has since been cancelled.

There are dozens of roads that have been impacted by flooding as a result of the wild weather.

For a full list of flooded roads, click HERE.