Tuesday, December 06, 2022

HORSE WEATHER: Gold Coast plagued by torrential rain, roads cut –

UDPATE @ 05:00 | Flood warnings are in place for Gold Coast rivers and streams after a night of inclement weather.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that widespread heavy rainfall totals up to 210 mm over the South Coast catchment have been recorded since 09:00 on Monday. The heavy rainfall caused rapid river and creek level rises and slight to moderate flooding in the South Coast catchment.

Further heavy rainfall is forecast for Monday to Tuesday overnight, combined with high tide likely to lift floods in the South Coast.


Pimpama and Coomera rivers: Moderate flooding occurs along the Coomera River and its tributaries.

Nerangrivier: Significant river level rises occur along the Nerang River. River levels at Clearview and Evandale are likely to remain below low tide overnight from Monday to Tuesday.

Mudgeeraba Creek: Creek level rises and floods occur along the Mudgeeraba Creek.

Number budgeting in Currumbin Creeks: Creek level rises and floods occur along the Tallebudgera and Currumbin creeks.

UPDATE @ 04:30 | An emergency warning for Tallebudgera Valley has now been canceled after the city was hit by torrential rain overnight.

City of Gold Coast had earlier confirmed the warnings, issued in the early hours of Tuesday morning, had been canceled as heavy rain began to fall over the Gold Coast.

Parts of the city were plagued overnight by severe thunderstorms that brought downpours over much of the city.

131.6 mm of rain was observed in the two hours to 23:42 at Gold Coast Seaway. Since Monday 9 a.m., the Seaway has recorded nearly 291 mm.

Another 115 mm of rain fell in two hours at Evandale, 114 mm at Biggera Waters and 103 mm at Loder Creek.

Tallebudgera Valley has seen some of the heaviest falls in the last 24 hours with 347 mm recorded at Coplicks Bridge since 09:00 on Monday.

EARLY @ 03:50, Tuesday 29 March | Emergency warnings were issued for parts of the Gold Coast after a night of torrential rain.

City of Gold Coast has issued an emergency warning for the Tallebudgera Valley area.

“Life-threatening flash floods are taking place in Tallebudgera Valley,” the warning read.

“Shelter in place unless it is unsafe to do so.

“Access to the area will probably be affected. Do not enter floodwaters. ”

An emergency warning has also been issued for Loder Creek Dam in the Southport area. That warning has since been canceled.

There are dozens of roads affected by floods due to the wild weather.

For a complete list of flooded roads, click HERE.

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