Storms and Cyclones
    • Last updated:
    • 15 Nov 2019

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    The wet season usually starts on the Sunshine Coast with thunderstorms in November. Cyclones can occur from December to April.

    Unlike North Queensland, the risk of a category 4 or 5 cyclone is rated as very low. Winter storms are usually associated with fast moving east coast lows.

    Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website to find out about current cyclones or previous cyclones and their impacts.

    To find storm and severe weather advice and local weather warnings:

    Rain on the Sunshine Coast is usually confined to the wet season. However, flooding on the Sunshine Coast can occur any time of year.  Inland flooding of the Coast’s waterways, creeks, rivers and low-lying plains is a regular occurrence when we get extremely heavy rainfall.