The Bureau of Meteorology Says Cyclone Oma Could Hit Queensland This Weekend

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20 February 2019

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The Bureau of Meteorology says there's now a chance Cyclone Oma could made landfall over South East Queensland. 

The category three system is currently off New Caledonia, and while it was expected to turn south east towards New Zealand, that’s no longer the case.

It’s now likely it could move south west, and make landfall in Queensland over the weekend.

It's now looking increasingly likely that it will continue on a westerly track towards the southern Queensland coast," Forecaster Sam Campbell said.

"Most likely it will weaken just a touch, it won't be a category three by the time it gets to the coast, but just to emphasis that point — we could actually see that cyclone coming into southern Queensland and possibly even a coastal crossing over the weekend."

He says they’re monitoring the system, and Queenslanders should expect strong winds and shows from Friday and into the weekend.

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