Murwillumbah's Pete Goodlet snapped this shot of the surreal sunset over Murwillumbah following yesterday's storms.
Murwillumbah's Pete Goodlet snapped this shot of the surreal sunset over Murwillumbah following yesterday's storms. Pete Goodlet/Twitter

Dramatic storm brings lightning, but little rainfall

IT seems last night's storm largely acted as an interesting light show for Tweed Shire residents.

Both Murwillumbah and Tweed SES units did not receive a single call for assistance, with the severe storm nudging around the caldera, hitting the southern Gold Coast.

"The caldera really saved us with this one," Murwillumbah SES unit controller Chris Chrisostomos said.

"It looked like it was coming straight at us, but if you looked a bit more closely at the radar you'll see we just got the tail end of it.

"We snuck away without even one tree clearing job."

Mr Chrisostomos said he was expecting a busy storm season.

"While we continue to get this heat we'll continue to get the thunderstorms in the afternoons," he said.

Weatherzone meteorologists recorded 8mm rainfall in Tweed Heads yesterday, with the patchy showers spread throughout the Tweed Coast and valley.

The Bureau of Meteology expects cloudy conditions and isolated showers will hang around until at least Friday.

The bureau has not warned of any significant storms for today.



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