High tides for local beaches as North Qld gets hit by Cyclone Dylan

BEACH front Gold Coast residents have spent the night preparing for this morning’s high tide.

It’s expected to reach 1.87m at around 8.30am and then return tomorrow.

The City’s Engineering team will monitor beaches and foreshores.


There’s a risk of minor localised flooding in low lying areas such as Cabbage Tree Point, Budds Beach and Jacobs Well.

The conditions are expected to be a drop in the ocean compared to what North Queensland locals are dealing with.

Cyclone Dylan has been upgraded to a category two  and made landfall near Hydeaway Bay (east of Bowen), at approximately 3:30am.

The Daily Mercury reports, Dylan is producing wind gusts up to 120 kilometres per hour, is moving south southwest at 26 km/ph and is believed to be weakening.

A Cyclone warning remains current for coastal and island communities from Ayr to Sarina.

The Cyclone warning between Townsville and Ayr, and Sarina and St Lawrence, has been cancelled.