Gold Coast to cop a month’s worth of rain in just four days according to the Bureau of Meteorology

The city is about to be hit with a double whammy of rain whipped up by two rain-producing weather systems, forecasters say. Courtesy: Gold Coast Bulletin

A MONTH’S worth of rain could hit the Gold Coast over the next four days with up to 175mm predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology.

The city is about to be hit with a double whammy of rain whipped up by two rain-producing weather systems, forecasters say.

“We have two systems, one trough off the coast which could bring rain and another trough inland which could bring rain and storms,” said Weatherzone forecaster Kim Westcott.

February is traditionally the wettest month of the year on the Gold Coast with an average of 165.8mm falling at the Gold Coast Seaway. 

“Depending where you are on the Gold Coast could be in for a few soggy days.”

With the bulk of the rain forecast to hit tomorrow, popular night market NightQuarter has been closed “due to solid rain” but it is set to reopen on Saturday. 

Ms Westcott said despite the temperatures dropping to about 24C tomorrow as the rain sets in the humidity will make it feel more like 30C.

It comes a week after the city sweltered through recording equalling 31.8C temperatures at the Gold Coast Seaway. 

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