Showers likely, storm possible on the Gold Coast

THE Gold Coast may see a shower or two and even a possible thunderstorm this evening as a surface trough moves into the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a high 70 percent chance of showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm this afternoon and evening as the trough passes through.

Showers are already beginning to appear on weather radar ahead of the trough.


According to Cameron Hines from South Brisbane Storms, the surface trough is located to our west and is “moving quite quickly” towards the east.

“An upper trough is also passing through NSW and the combination (of) this and the surface trough in QLD is creating a slightly unstable zone around Southeast QLD where some warm temperatures, cooling mid levels of the atmosphere and a decent amount of low-level moisture could lead to at least showers and possibly a storm or two late this afternoon or tonight,” Mr Hines said.

“South of Brisbane and west of about the Lockyer could see the trough move through too early this afternoon to take advantage of the peak heating and drier winds behind the trough could stop the chance of any storms here so maybe once again, the areas closest to the coastline and anywhere from about Logan, Brisbane and Ipswich northwards, especially the Sunshine Coast might be in the areas that have the highest potential.”

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