WET WEATHER: Gold Coast cops a drenching – but it’s not over yet!

Gold Coasters woke to darker skies than usual this morning following a night of severe thunderstorms which saw more than 100mm of rain soak parts of the south east.

Up to 80mm was recorded in just one hour in parts of the Gold Coast hinterland overnight, while the city region copped 50mm in just 30 minutes.

From 9.00am Monday to the early hours of Tuesday, Bonogin received 145mm of rainfall, while Loder Creek Dam received 122mm.


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Tallebudgera Creek Road also received a downpour of 64mm.

The Bureau of Meteorology cancelled their severe thunderstorm warning early this morning, however rain is still expected across the coast today, easing into this evening.

Motorists are being warned to look out for flooded roads. At this stage, The Department of Transport and Main Roads has only listed Somerset Drive at Mudgeeraba as being under water. However, if you come across any others, please let us know in the comment section below.

Remember, if it’s flooded forget it!

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