Gold Coast hit by flash flooding after 200mm falls

HEAVY rain has caused localised flash flooding on the Gold Coast overnight and forced the suspension of tram services for several hours.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said some northern Gold Coast suburbs received more than 210 millimetres of rain.

Between 7:30pm and 10:30pm (AEST) on Sunday night, Coombabah recorded 188 millimetres of rain, while 143 millimetres fell on Pacific Pines.

Senior forecaster Michelle Berry said the heavy falls came after a day of showers.

"There were some localised flash flooding, mostly through northern stretches of the Gold Coast last night particularly areas just inland of Southport," she said.

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