Heavy rain, thunderstorms predicted for Coast
RAINFALL may exceed 90mm this weekend with tomorrow looming as the focus of the worst of what the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting would be very wet and windy conditions.
Much would still be dependent on the positioning of a coastal trough due to move over the region today but forecaster Lauren Pattie said most places would see falls of 10-15mm.
There was a 50% chance of receiving 30mm or more and 25% chance of falls to 90mm or greater tomorrow.
“It’s looking more likely we will see heavy rain,” Ms Pattie said.
“Some places could get more than 90mm depending whether or not they receive more than one (thunderstorm).”
She said there would be sunny periods on Sunday with the heaviest falls localised to one or two areas but predicted falls to 30mm would be seen across the region.
A weak south-easterly change is already being felt on the coastal border areas around Coolangatta with the coastal trough still to form but expected to move from south to north on a meandering path.
Today will be cloudy, have a day time maximum of 25 degrees, and carries a big chance of showers and the possibility of thunderstorms in the northern regions.
Sunday’s wet weather would be accompanied by below average temperature maximums which are not expected to rise above 22 degrees.
However they are expected to climb back to closer to normal from there stabilising at 24 degrees through to at least Wednesday.