The weather bureau has issues a Cyclone Watch for parts of south east Queensland and northern New South Wales with Gales developing as Tropical Cyclone Oma approaches.
The slow-moving tropical cyclone is in the Coral Sea about 890km kilometers north-east of Brisbane. There’s only a 20 percent chance it could make ground on Queensland, but it will be close enough to produce strong winds, severe weather and hazardous surf conditions.
All Gold coast beaches
Main Beach, North Stradbroke Island
Noosa Main Beach
People between Bundaberg and the NSW/Qld border should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.
- Information is available from your local government
- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)
- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).
The NSW State Emergency Service advise people between the NSW/Qld border to Ballina:
- Stay indoors away from windows and keep children indoors.
- Don't walk, ride your bicycle or drive through flood water, and keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, and if necessary raise goods and electrical items.
- Stay out of the water and stay well away from surf-exposed areas.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500.