Part of Farnborough Road remains closed due to high tides at the bluff area in Yeppoon caused by Cyclone Hamish.
Part of Farnborough Road remains closed due to high tides at the bluff area in Yeppoon caused by Cyclone Hamish. Sharyn O’Neill

Cyclone Hamish winds pound coast

SEVERE Tropical Cyclone Hamish continues to produce gale force winds and large
waves along the southeast Queensland coast.

Cyclone Hamish, now a category three cyclone, is located east of Fraser Island.

The Bureau of Meteorology reports that at 4am EST on Wednesday, it was about 275 km east of Sandy Cape and 315 km east northeast of Double Is Pt.

The cyclone is currently slow moving and is expected to continue to weaken before turning to the northwest later today.

A large high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea in combination with Cyclone Hamish is producing strong to gale force winds and large waves aalong the southeast coast.

Dangerous surf and bar conditions and abnormally high tides are  expected along the coast  over the next few days.

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