IT looks set to be a wet and muggy Mother’s Day on the Gold Coast, with rain and high humidity tipped to dampen outdoor celebrations in southeast Queensland and northern NSW.
The Bureau of Meteorology says we’re in for an overcast Sunday here on the Gold Coast with a 95 per cent chance of anywhere between 15 and 45mm of rain falling on the city.
The Bureau’s PME forecast rainfall model last night suggested up to 25mm could fall between Brisbane and the NSW border before the day’s end, with higher totals near 50mm possible near Tweed Heads.
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Much heavier falls, however, are forecast to fall further south of the border as a low-pressure trough strengthens off the coast.
A severe weather warning is current for the NSW Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers districts where the bureau warns heavy rain of 100 to 200mm could lead to flash flooding on Sunday afternoon and evening.
Meanwhile, back on the Gold Coast, top temperatures are tipped to peak at or near 23 degrees in Surfers Paradise, Robina, Nerang, and Coomera today. It’ll be a degree or two cooler at Coolangatta.
The wet and muggy weather will abate, however, when a westerly wind change sweeps through the region tonight.
The Bureau says an upper trough moving in from the west is expected to push the surface trough responsible for the unsettled weather off the coast later today and into the Coral Sea.
This will make way for the sun to return for what will be a stable start to the working week with the mercury set to reach 25 degrees on Monday and Tuesday – two degrees above the May average.
NOTE: Although current at the time of writing, this forecast is subject to change. Residents should monitor local weather forecasts and warnings on the Bureau of Meteorology’s website to stay up-to-date.