March 2, 2010

Gold Coast gets drenched, but not as wet as some!

Areas of the northern Gold Coast received over 150mm of rain over the past 24hours, but the worst of the weather stayed north around the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay areas.

In the 24hrs up to 9am this morning (2nd March), Coomera recorded 161mm, 147mm at Evandale (Bundall) and 136mm at Southport.

This afternoon at 4:20pm, the Bureau of Meteorology downgraded the Severe Weather Warning as heavy falls are no longer expected causing flash flooding.

However further light to moderate falls are still expected tonight, with a general Flood Warning for Coastal Streams/Rivers still current warning of rapid rises in areas of heavy rainfall.

Additionally, the Gold Coast has been spared damaging wind gusts of up to 100km/h staying north of Cape Moreton and out west in the Granite Belt and Darling Downs. The highest gust recorded at the Gold Coast Seaway was 61km/h at 5am and 1pm today.

There is still a Coastal Wind Warning current warning of strong 25/33 knot E/SE winds between Cape Moreton to Point Danger, including Moreton Bay. Seas to 3 metres in open waters with a developing 2 to 2.5 metre S/SE swell. Seas rising to 1.6 metres in Moreton Bay.

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