April 30, 2015

May-day: Severe weather to batter Gold Coast

Heavy rain totalling 200-400mm, damaging winds up to 90 km/h, dangerous surf with significant beach erosion, and tides 0.5m above normal are set to batter the Gold Coast and south-east Queensland on the first day of May 2015.

April 29, 2015

Queenslanders warned to brace for heavy rain as potential east coast low develops - ABC News
South-east Queensland is set for a wet end to the week according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), with more than 300mm falls possible in coastal areas.

April 26, 2015

East Coast Lows: NSW one week, QLD the next?

After New South Wales copped wild weather last week thanks to an East Coast Low (ECL), another is likely to develop towards the end of this week - and could be headed our way.

February 21, 2015

Ex-TC Marcia: When will she impact the Gold Coast?

8:50pm Update: Ex-tropical cyclone Marcia continues to move off the southeast Queensland coast with the heaviest rain bypassing most of the Gold Coast. However the possibility for damaging winds and dangerous surf conditions remain.

February 20, 2015

Un-easy calm as weakening Marcia heads for Gold Coast


Although rain has eased across the Gold Coast this evening, conditions are expected to deteriorate again during Saturday as a weakening Marcia moves into southeast Queensland.
Cyclone Marcia Track map and Forecast Wind
as at 7pm, Friday 20 February 2015

20/02 Road Closures (7pm Update)

As at 7:00pm, 131940.qld.gov.au reporting the following road incidents across the Gold Coast (check website for latest information):

Closed to all vehicles/through traffic due to flooding:

CLAGIRABA ROAD, CLAGIRABA
Clagiraba Road between Beaudesert Nerang Road and Gerara Court

CURRUMBIN CREEK ROAD, CURRUMBIN VALLEY
between Dolans Crossing and end of Currumbin Valley Road

BIRDS ROAD, GUANABA
Birds Road between Equestrian Drive and Abbott Court 

GOLD COAST SPRINGBROOK ROAD, NUMINBAH VALLEY
At Austinville Causeway (Mudgeeraba Creek)

SOMERSET DRIVE, MUDGEERABA
Somerset Drive between Franklin Drive and Bonogin Road

HARDYS ROAD, MUDGEERABA

TREES ROAD, TALLEBUDGERA
Trees Road between Kooringal Court and Ducats Road

DALTON ROAD, TALLEBUDGERA VALLEY
Daltons Road between Tallebudgera Creek Road and end

MOUNT COUGAL ROAD, TALLEBUDGERA VALLEY
Between Tallebudgera Creek Rd and END

TALLEBUDGERA CREEK ROAD, TALLEBUDGERA VALLEY
Tallebudgera Creek road between Dickfos Road and end

HOTHAM CREEK ROAD, WILLOW VALE
Hotham Creek Road between Fern Hill Drive & Rosemount Drive

RUFFLES ROAD, WILLOW VALE
Ruffles Road between #307 to end of road

Water over road hazard:

GUANABA CREEK ROAD, GUANABA
Hazard Water over road Road Closed Between Maudsland Road and Stewart Road All directions
Delays expected

SIGANTO DRIVE, HELENSVALE
At Saltwater Creek crossing

BERRIGANS ROAD, MUDGEERABA
Road Closed between Gold Coast Springbrook Road and Mark Way All directions

FRANKLIN DRIVE, MUDGEERABA
All directions

GUNSYND DRIVE, MUDGEERABA
Hazard Water over road Road Closed Between Appaloosa Court and Todman Drive All directions
OLD COACH ROAD, TALLEBUDGERA

TALLEBUDGERA CONNECTION ROAD, TALLEBUDGERA
North of Guineas Creek Rd, South of Guineas Creek Rd near Statz Crt

20/02 School closures

The following schools on or close to the Gold Coast are reported as closed today (Friday 20 February 2015):

AB Patterson
Ashmore State School
Beechmont State School
Currumbin Valley State School
Pimpama State Primary College
Pimpama State Secondary College
Tamborine Mt State School
Tamborine Mountain College
Silkwood
Somerset College
St Hilda’s

Full updated list available on the DETA website or check with your school.