THE Bureau of Meteorology has increased the chances of a tropical cyclone forming off the coast of Queensland tomorrow.
"A tropical low in the Coral Sea continues to develop - moderate chance of a cyclone forming Tues," the bureau posted on Twitter at 5.15pm Monday.
"We expect it to track S/SW towards Central Queensland, South East Queensland but remain offshore.
"Strong winds and dangerous surf on southern beaches from Wednesday."
If the cyclone forms, it will be named Tropical Cyclone Linda.
Tropical low in the #CoralSea continues to develop - moderate chance of #cyclone forming Tues. We expect it to track S/SW towards #CentralQld #SEQld, but remain offshore. Strong winds and dangerous #surf on southern beaches from Wed. TC outlook details: https://t.co/I4ECkhXdRR pic.twitter.com/Ce3Et39QRc— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) March 12, 2018
Earlier this afternoon, Higgins Storm Chasing was more confident, telling their followers the system "has a high chance of intensifying into a Tropical Cyclone during Tuesday and head south to south-west across the Coral Sea towards Queensland".
"The system is likely to remain a category 1 or 2 cyclone on Wednesday which will be named Linda. It is then expected to near the South East Qld coast late on Wednesday into Thursday."