An image taken by NASA of Cyclone Hamish off the coast of Queensland.
An image taken by NASA of Cyclone Hamish off the coast of Queensland. earthobservatory.nasa.gov

Cyclone Hamish whips up Tweed Coast

THE Tweed will experience wet and windy weather over the next few days as tropical cyclone Hamish hangs off the Queensland coast.

Hamish, a Category 3 cyclone, was located 188km east of Sandy Cape at 2pm DST yesterday, moving southeast at 11km/h.

A severe weather warning was issued reaching as far south as Coolangatta, advising the public to expect dangerous surf conditions, abnormally high tides and damaging wind gusts.

Today will have some of the most severe cyclone-induced weather on the Tweed, with wave heights predicted to hit more than 7ft. Scattered showers tending to rain, with the gusty winds, is expected.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the cyclone will slow down and gradually weaken over the next couple of days as it reaches its most easterly point at 1pm today, before turning around and heading north-west.

The State Emergency Service is advising people to stay away from the water's edge, secure loose outdoor items and beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

For emergency help, call the SES on 132 500.

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