Wild westerly winds toss tables from high rise balconies on the Gold Coast

TABLES have been blown off high rise balconies and palm tree’s shredded as strong winds lash the Gold Coast.

A strong gust of wind flipped a glass table off a high-rise apartment building in Broadbeach around 1.20pm.

It’s understood the table smashed through the roof of the Niecon Plaza, sending shards of glass flying.


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Emergency services have evacuated the popular shopping centre and blocked off part of Albert Ave.

Fortunately, no one was injured by the flying furniture or shattered glass.

It came around the same time a 72km/h wind gust was recorded at the Gold Coast Seaway.

Winds have since shifted more westerly and are now gusting at around 40km/h along the beach.

The winds have kept temps below 25 degrees right across the Coast today following what was a balmy night.

Temperatures struggled to drop below 20 degrees last night, reaching an uncomfortable low of 19 this morning.

It’ll be a different story tonight, however, with the mercury tipped to dip into the single digits.

It’s set to get down to just 6 degrees in Robina overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning.

It’ll be slightly warmer elsewhere, with a low of 9 degrees forecast for Surfers, and 7 in Coomera and Nerang.

A change in wind direction is expected to keep daytime temperatures at around 22 degrees on the Coast on Friday.