South East Queensland Bracing For Wild Weather From Potential Cyclone

Bayside residents issued urgent advice

Amy Drew

12 March 2018

Amy Drew


The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a dangerous surf warning for southeast Queensland as a low pressure system heads towards Australia's east coast, which has the small potential to develop into a tropical cyclone.

The low is expected to strengthen slightly and adopt a southwesterly track on Tuesday, bringing it closer to the southeast Tuesday night and into Wednesday.


"It's got a few factors that are limiting its development at the moment, regardless if it develops or not it's still going to be a strong low with some very strong winds and high seas and swell," said Bureau forecaster Dean Narramore.

"We're not expecting any coastal crossing. At this stage, all modelling keeps the low offshore."

Redland City Council have urged local residents to take advantage of sandbagging stations and start preparing now, incase the system gains strength.

Self-service sandbag stations will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 6pm at Cleveland Showgrounds and on North Stradbroke, Macleay and Russell Islands.

SES crews on the Sunshine Coast also have 3,000 sandbags on standby.


You can keep up to date with the latest information on this system on the Bureau of Meteorology's Tropical Cyclone page.

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