A SOUTHERLY surge has moved through the Gold Coast, delivering heavy showers, strong winds and sending temperatures plummeting.
A 72km/h wind gust was recorded at the Southport Spit when the cool change moved through the area at around 2.30pm.
The Gold Coast Seaway has recorded 5mm of rain from 3pm to 5pm, Springbrook 22mm, Coolangatta 19mm and Tallebudgera Creek 11mm. The Tweed has collected 18mm.
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Showers are still lingering around parts of the coast and should ease as the evening progresses.
At 4.30pm, southerly winds were gusting at around 67km/h with sustained winds of 50km/h along the coast.
Temperatures have dropped from 29.6 degrees at 12.30pm to now 20.8 degrees at 5pm.
The surge is currently moving through Brisbane and should reach the Sunshine Coast later this evening.
Image courtesy Ash Chynoweth.