Heavy rain tracks toward the Gold Coast. Photo: BOM
Heavy rain tracks toward the Gold Coast. Photo: BOM

Heavy rain tracks toward Coast

HEAVY rain is tracking toward the Gold Coast this afternoon as severe thunderstorms hit south east Queensland.

A severe thunderstorm warning bringing possible heavy rainfall that may cause flash flooding has been issued for parts of south east Queensland including Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Harvey Bay and Fraser Island.

The Gold Coast is not part of the warning area but the city is expected to cop between 5-20mm of rain as the system moves across the region.

There's also a slight chance a thunderstorm will develop later this afternoon.

It comes as the low pressure trough that caused widespread flooding in Victoria reaches the Gold Coast and gradually moves out to sea.

Earlier predictions by Weatherzone pointed to the Gold Coast copping up to 200mm of rain when the 'beast' of the system hit today.

However, the system weakened quicker than expected.

This afternoon's downpour is expected to stick around until late night with drizzle tomorrow before clearing on Wednesday.



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