Wild weather predicted on the Gold Coast on Saturday

We are being warned to brace for gusty thunderstorms on Saturday.

Rain which began on Friday night has now eased.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Annabelle Ford said that rain was the result of a low pressure trough crossing the bottom of the state.


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She said the second phase is due on Saturday, “for the Gold Coast we could see quite a lot of showers around and the odd thunderstorm during this afternoon, possible gusty thunderstorms as well”.

Ms Ford went on to explain that wind gusts could reach 90 kilometres an hour, but those gusts should remain pretty isolated.

For the coastal waters we should see speeds of 15-20 knots, they could reach 25 knots but at this stage there are no warnings in place.

She said these conditions, in the second weekend of Spring, “are a bit unusual but Spring is usually more storms I guess rather than rain bands”.

The system is expected to move offshore tonight, which means Sunday will be fine.

The predicted strong wind gusts could interfere with power lines resulting in power outages.  If you notice any issues you can call Energex on 13 19 62.