Storm dumps 32mm of rain in two hours

A LATE winter storm has dumped more than half a month’s worth of rain on the Gold Coast in just two hours.

Residents were woken by thunder and lightning as the cell moved across the coast during the early hours of Saturday morning.

The slow-moving system drenched Coolangatta, dumping 32.2mm of rain on the southern suburb between 1.30am and 3.30am.


That’s just over half of August’s monthly average rainfall for the coastal suburb.

The rain was much lighter elsewhere across the Coast, with only 11.6mm falling at the Seaway, of which 9mm fell between 3-5am.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a “very high” chance of further storms, showers and rain areas tomorrow.

According to the Bureau’s most recent prediction, the Coast could see another 10-25mm of rain fall on Sunday.