A TROPICAL low in the Coral Sea is on a collision course with the southern Queensland Coast, bringing plenty of rain.
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Tropical Cyclones have been few and far between in Australian waters this season and this next system in the Coral Sea is again only a chance to reach cyclone strength.

Visit FarmOnline Weather for more updates and informationRegardless of its categorisation it will produce areas of heavy rain as it affects the Queensland coast later this week. On Thursday the system will approach the Capricornia and Wide Bay-Burnett coasts, causing rain to develop.

On Friday the tropical system will be close to the coast, or even over land, producing areas of heavy rain from Gladstone down to to Coffs Harbour in NSW as it moves south.

The south-east coast district should have its wettest day on Friday, with widespread rain of 80-150 millimetres and the risk of much heavier isolated totals leading to flooding.

From Saturday there is significant model uncertainty, but early indications show the system will start to move away from the eastern seaboard, allowing hotter and drier air to take the place of the soaking wet airmass.

By the end of the event, totals from Gladstone to Coffs Harbour will generally range from 100-300mm, with some places probably seeing more than 400mm.

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