Gold Coasters have woken to the sweet sound of rain, and it doesn’t look like it plans on letting up anytime soon.
The city received a welcome downpour overnight, with some parts copping more than 70 millimetres of rain.
From 9AM Wednesday to 9AM Thursday, Upper Springbrook in the hinterland took in 75 millimetres, while Lower Springbrok received 70 mills.
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Currumbin Creek also recorded 57 millimetres of rain, while Tomewin copped 71 mills.
It’s expected to be cloudy across the city today with a top of 27. The showers are expected to continue throughout the day, with the chance of a thunderstorm during the afternoon and evening.
The rest of the week looks pretty soggy, with more rain on the cards and some strong winds.
A strong wind warning for Gold Coast Waters is also in place, with winds gusting over 54km/hr around 10.30am at the Seaway.
Motorists are being urged to take it easy on the roads, with emergency crews already responding to a number of crashes this morning.
⛈️ Today’s thunderstorm forecast: severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall likely about the Cassowary Coast this evening and overnight (see Severe Weather Warning), possible across the tropics north of Gregory Springs and Townsville. Warnings: https://t.co/JtI9GROTMT pic.twitter.com/6E9iJ8YAHO
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) February 18, 2021