Heavy rainfall update - 10 May 2022

Published on 10 May 2022

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The City is monitoring the weather situation closely.

The current forecast indicates that the Gold Coast is likely to receive its heaviest falls Wednesday (11 May) and Thursday (12 May)

While the rainfall is not expected to cause significant flooding, we know the catchments have received a lot of rain in recent months and it could lead to flash flooding.

We encourage everyone to monitor the latest updates from the Bureau of Meteorology.

Sandbagging stations

The City’s three sandbagging stations will be open from 6am Wednesday.

They are located at:

  • 232 Old Pacific Highway, Pimpama (next to City of Gold Coast Coomera Depot)
  • 42-44 Boyd Street, Bilinga (use the service road, next to the City of Gold Coast Tugun Depot)
  • 61 Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads, (Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre)

Signage will be in place on site to direct motorists to the sandbagging stations. PLEASE drive carefully and to the conditions. If it's unsafe to be on the roads, please stay home.

Lifeguards continue to monitor the situation closely with the swell expected to increase later in the week.

Beaches remain open at this stage but please swim between the flags and heed the advice of lifeguards.

Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it.