Storm explodes over Gold Coast hinterland

A THUNDERSTORM packed with lightning has exploded over the Gold Coast hinterland as temperatures soar above 30 degrees for the second consecutive day at the Seaway. 

The small, slow-moving cell is currently over the Numinbah Valley and Little Nerang Dam and is moving in a northeast direction towards Lower Beechmont, Tallai and Canungra. 

A burst of heavy rain, strong wind and frequent lightning is likely. Small hailstones are also possible.  


Earlier this morning the weather forecast the chance of an afternoon or evening thunderstorm for the Gold Coast.

No severe thunderstorm warning has been issued.

At 1pm, it was a hot 30C at the Gold Coast Seaway and even warmer inland. Yesterday the mercury hit 35C at the Seaway.

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NOTE: All thunderstorms generally produce lightning, and many produce gusty winds, brief heavy showers and hail. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will only issued if storms are expected to produce any of the following:

  • Damaging wind gusts (90 km/h or more)
  • Large hail (2cm diameter or more)
  • Very heavy rainfall (conducive to flash flooding)
  • Tornadoes