Satellite image showing Tropical Cyclone Lam. Image: Bureau of MeteorologyONE tropical cyclone has developed in the Gulf of Carpentaria, and there’s a chance another will develop off Queensland this week.
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Visit FarmOnline Weather for more updates and informationThe Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has released marine wind warnings for storm force, gale and strong winds from the south-east Gulf of Carpentaria, Peninsula Coast, Cooktown Coast, Mackay Coast, Capricornia Coast and the Fraser Island Coast for Tuesday, expanding to the Sunshine Coast and Hervey Bay by Wednesday.

Wild weather is predicted to spread southwards along the entire coast of the State as a low moves out to sea, bringing potentially flooding rains with it.

Senior forecaster Rick Threlfall said severe conditions were expected to arrive on Thursday and continue into the weekend.

“Dangerous surf conditions developing on the beaches and with the high tides that we’ve got on Thursday and Friday as well, the chance of some beach erosion on the coast.

“We’re looking at three to four-metre waves developing and there’ll be a lot of energy in those waves as well,” he said.

In central Queensland, emergency authorities are urging residents to be prepared for the possibility of severe weather over the coming days.

Category two system in GulfTropical Cyclone (TC) Lam is currently a category two system and a cyclone warning is in place for parts of the Northern Territory as the system continues to move in a westerly direction.

The BoM’s primary warning zone currently covers from Nhulunbuy to Cape Shield in the Northern Territory, with a watch zone stretching from Nhulunbuy to Maningrida, and Cape Shield to Numbulwar, including Groote Eylandt.

For further TC Lam updates go to the Bureau of Meteorology website.

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