January 10, 2011

Coast fairs well in big wet

The Gold Coast has missed most of the anticipated 200-400mm of rain over the last 48 hours, with the heaviest falls staying north and west of Brisbane.

There were some large falls up to 130mm in the hinterland areas of Clagiraba and Springbrook on Sunday, and Springbrook again today with approx 70mm, however most of the coast stayed relatively dry with only 20-60mm received in the last 2 days.

There are still road closures across the city at the moment, including Guanaba Creek Road, Guanaba, and Birds Road, Maudsland, Hardys Road, Mudgeeraba and Clagiraba Road, Clagiraba.

Whilst some news stories are predicting another 300mm of rain in the next 48 hours, in my opinion it doesn't seem likely we'll receive any real rain tomorrow with just frequent light-moderate showers easing on Wednesday for the rest of the week.

However, there is still a Severe Weather Warning in effect for potential heavy falls and thunderstorms causing localised flash flooding overnight.

Rainfall forecasts for Tuesday show a potential falls of between 50-100mm.