Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of Southeast Coast Forecast District.
Issued at 1:56 pm Saturday, 8 February 2020.
HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE GOLD COAST THIS EVENING AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING
Weather Situation: A coastal trough currently parallel to the southeast coast is likely to strengthen later today and move closer to the Gold Coast this evening, supported by a strengthening upper trough.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING may develop over the Gold Coast, North Stradbroke Island and the Gold Coast hinterland this evening and continue overnight into early Sunday morning.
Rainfall totals of 50-100mm are likely with isolated falls in excess of 150mm possible. Short duration totals of greater than 70mm in 1 hour are also possible.
Locations which may be affected include the Gold Coast, Coolangatta, North Stradbroke Island and Springbrook.
Currently the radar imagery indicates heavy rainfall is occurring offshore from the Gold Coast, and this activity is likely to move onto the coast later today.
A flood watch is current for coastal catchments south of Caboolture to the NSW border.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.