UPDATE | Severe weather warning cancelled for Gold Coast and Hinterland

UPDATE @ 11.30am: A severe weather warning for the Gold Coast and Hinterland has been cancelled.

BOM says locally damaging wind gusts of up to 90km/hr are no longer considered likely and therefore the warning has been cancelled.

Gold Coast beaches will however, remain closed for the rest of the day.


EARLIER @ 6.35am: All Gold Coast beaches are closed.  They are expected to remain off limits for the rest of your Thursday with a severe weather warning current.

The rain is continuing to fall on the Gold Coast and in the Hinterland.

Coolangatta has received more than 33 millimetres of rain, the Seaway has seen close to 18 millimetres and almost 14 millimetres has landed in Beaudesert.

Wind gusts are also gathering strength, they’re up to 50km/h at Coolie and 40 at the Seaway.

EARLIER: Wild winds are expected to increase across the Gold Coast on Thursday morning, with Hinterland and beachside suburbs most at risk.

The Weather Bureau issued a severe weather warning at 5.30am, predicting wind gusts to 90km/hr.

“A low pressure system off the far southern Queensland coast will move northeast over the southern Coral Sea during today,” the BOM explains.

That has combined with a strong high pressure system over the Great Australian Bight.

“The combination of these two systems is leading to a vigorous southerly flow over southeastern Queensland.”

It is expected to ease during the day.

Areas that are likely to cop the worst of the wind include Springbrook, Lamington National Park, Mt Tamborine and Coolangatta.