11PM AEST: AN intense thunderstorm has dumped up to 60mm of rain on the Gold Coast, most of which fell in just 30 minutes.
The slow-moving storm slammed into suburbs south of Nerang just after 8pm on Wednesday, bringing lightning, heavy rainfall and blustery winds.
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According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Worongary was swamped with 44mm of rain in just half-an-hour resulting in minor yard and street flooding.
Burleigh Waters, Canungra and Mudgeeraba all recorded 30mm in the same time.
By 9.45pm, the cell had enveloped the rest of the coast with the heaviest falls concentrated over northern suburbs where Pacific Pines recorded 27mm in 30 minutes.
At the time of writing (11PM AEST), 56mm of rain had fallen in the gauge at Worongary, 55mm at Burleigh Waters, 51mm at Clagiraba, 40mm at Mudgeeraba and 35mm at both Carrara and Molendinar.
Widespread falls of 10-30mm were recorded elsewhere. Forecasters say accumulated totals may exceed 60mm in some places by morning.
The Bureau of Meteorology says the threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, although the situation will be monitored carefully and if necessary, further warning will be issued.
It’s the second stormy night in a row for the Gold Coast after thunderstorms delivered widespread falls of between 10-25mm of rain on Tuesday.
Residents could be in for round three tomorrow, with the weather bureau forecasting the chance of an afternoon thunderstorm on Thursday.