Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Scenic Rim, Gold Coast and Logan Council Areas.

Issued at 8:01 pm Sunday, 31 December 2023.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 7:55 pm, a VERY DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORM likely to produce intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding was detected near Little Nerang Dam and Tallebudgera. This thunderstorm is slow moving. It is forecast to affect Mudgeeraba, Canungra and Nerang by 8:25 pm and Coolangatta, Miami and Mount Tamborine by 8:55 pm.

76 mm of rainfall recorded in the 30 minutes to 7:45 pm at Upper Springbrook.
63.2 mm of rainfall recorded in the 30 minutes to 7:45 pm at Lower Springbrook.

Emergency services advise people to:
* If you have children make sure they are with you or an adult you trust.
* Park your car undercover away from trees.
* Close doors and windows.
* Keep asthma medications close by. Storms and wind can trigger asthma attacks.
* Charge mobile phones and power banks in case the power goes out.
* Put your pets somewhere safe and make sure they can be identified in case they get lost.
* Do not drive now unless you have to because conditions are dangerous.
* Tell friends, family and neighbours in the area.
* Go inside a strong building now. Stay inside until the storm has passed.