Queensland weather: Tropical Cyclone Linda forms in Coral Sea, heads towards coast

Elias Hubbard
March 14, 2018

"Tropical cyclone Linda is expected to transition to a subtropical low early today as it continues to move into a less favourable environment", the weather bureau said in a statement.

It's not expected to make landfall, but residents are being warned to brace for tidal flooding, wild winds and risky surf.

The large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing, with people being urged to stay out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas. This image was taken last month of the Gold Coast. Residents close to beaches are being advised to have sandbags ready.

Tropical Cyclone Linda, a category 1 cyclone, has formed in the Coral Sea.

At its closest approach to the coast, the remains of tropical cyclone Lindawill generate large waves and risky surf conditions about exposed southernQueensland beaches.

As always: keep an eye on weather reports (the BoM Queensland Twitter account is super useful for stuff like this), don't venture into risky weather, don't drive into flood waters, and check on people you know who might be isolated and need assistance in the event of unsafe weather.

The cyclone should weaken back into a tropical low by Thursday morning before it tracks southeast out to sea.

A Severe Weather Warning remains in place from Fraser Island to Point Danger.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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