Tropical Cyclone Owen forecast to “intensify further”

TROPICAL Cyclone Owen is expected to intensify further as it continues its south-southeast track in the northern Coral Sea.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the Category One storm was located about 540km east northeast of Willis Island and
1000 km east of Cairns around 4am on Monday.

According to the weather bureau, Tropical Cyclone Owen is expected to reach Category Two strength later today.


“Tropical cyclone Owen is expected to slow and turn westward later today or tonight,” BOM said.

It’s expected to remain well off the coast until it weakens later in the week.

The Bureau has stressed that the cyclone should be “relatively slow moving, and poses no immediate threat to the Queensland coast.”

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