The former tropical cyclone Seth was located in the southern Coral Sea on Monday morning and is expected to approach the Queensland coast during the first half of the week, bringing destructive gusts of wind, high tides and dangerous waves.
The cyclone formed off the coast of Mackay on Friday afternoon as Category 2 before moving south and entering Category 1, then returning to subtropical minimum on Monday.
The system was expected to follow a west-to-northwest track, approaching the Queensland coast in the coming days, causing increased seas and swells, which will coincide with an astronomical peak in high tides, the report said on Monday. Bureau of Meteorology.
Meteorologist Helen Reid said there was a severe weather warning for damaging winds over coastal areas and ranges in the far southeast, including the Scenic Rim, Southern Border Ranges and Mt. Tamborine.
She said winds of 100 km / h were expected.
“The system is expected to weaken and as it moves west it will lose intensity,” she said.
“While the rain will intensify later in the week, those winds will be Monday, Tuesday. “
Late Sunday afternoon, senior meteorologist Jackson Browne said advice was “very mixed” on where Seth might hit the coast.