Tropical Cyclone Linda forms in the Coral Sea

A low pressure system in the Coral Sea has now strengthened into a tropical cyclone but isn’t expected too last long and won’t cross the Queensland coast.

Tropical Cyclone Linda is currently about 880 km northeast of Sandy Cape on the Fraser Coast, and 1100 km east of Mackay.

But conditions on Wednesday mean TC Linda is expected to be downgraded back to an intense tropical low.


The Bureau of Meteorology says TC Linda should continue to move towards the Queensland coast over the next 24 hours before turning south and ultimately southeast away from the coast.

Queensland’s southeast is still bracing for very strong winds and huge swells over the next 48 hours.

Picture: Bureau of Meteorology

Winds up to 90 k/hour and waves around 3 metres are forecast to hit the Fraser Coast and Sunshine Coast on Wednesday morning before hitting the Gold Coast on Wednesday afternoon.

The conditions are expected to stick around into Thursday before starting to ease on Thursday afternoon.