Cyclone Linda Expected To Weaken Before Arriving On Southeast QLD Coast

Lester Mason
March 14, 2018

The low-pressure system in the Coral Sea intensified into a category one cyclone on Tuesday and is tracking towards land about 850km north-east of Brisbane.

Tropical Cyclone Linda is expected to lose its puff today as it heads towards the Queensland coast, already showing signs of weakening over the Coral Sea.

The weather bureau warned large waves and risky surf was expected to be whipped up by Cyclone Linda as it edges towards the southeast coast on Wednesday morning.

Tropical Cyclone Linda is expected to batter the Queensland coastline on Wednesday bringing risky surf.

Strong to gale force winds are also likely to impact coastal Queensland areas from tomorrow.

The system will weaken throughout the day before turning south-east away from the coast. "I really don't think Linda is going to survive much of this morning", said forecaster Michelle Berry.

A severe weather warning remains in place for coastal areas in the Wide Bay, Burnett and the southeast.

Southeast Queensland beaches could be pounded with four-metre waves in coming days as a tropical low sweeps along the coast.

The weather bureau said water levels are expected to exceed the highest tide of the year along the open beaches during this morning.

Tropical #CycloneLinda is expected to track towards the Queensland coast today, whipping up unsafe surf conditions.

It comes after weeks of heavy rainfall battered Queensland, leaving parts of the far north washed out and towns completely under water.

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