WET WEATHER: Heavy rain set to drench the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast may have just have sweltered through a week-long heatwave, but the weather is about to do a total 180 – with a deluge on the way.

We’re being warned we could be hit by potential flash flooding in the coming days, with as much as 155mm of rain set to fall across the city.

The downpour is forecast to begin on Saturday, with showers and up to 30mm of rain predicted.


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Sunday is tipped to be the wettest day we’ve had in a while, with the Gold Coast likely to cop up to 70mm of rain throughout the day and strong south-easterly winds.

“Regions such as the Gold Coast Hinterland and exposed and elevated areas of the coast could receive that 100mm even within one day at this stage”, Rosa Hoff from the Bureau of Meteorology warned.

Despite the weekend drenching, the wet weather looks set to stick around until next week, with 60mm forecast to fall across Monday and Tuesday.

According to the weather bureau, temperatures are going to continue to cool down over the coming days, with temperatures likely to drop to three degrees below average.

The Bureau of Meteorology is expected to provide a rainfall update this afternoon.

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