Colorised satellite image of the approaching cyclone.
Colorised satellite image of the approaching cyclone.

Big swells could follow Yasi

TWEED shire residents won’t feel any major affects from North Queensland’s tropical cyclone Yasi but should still be cautious of increasingly dangerous surf conditions during the next week.

A Bureau of Meteorology forecaster said yesterday that heavy swells and strong winds would develop on Wednesday and Thursday.

“We could see some problems for Wednesday and Thursday because of the north-east direction of the swells.

“But we haven’t issued any official warnings so far.”

Northerly winds on Sunday and Monday may also bring showers, but no heavy rain is expected.

“The winds will be reasonably light but they will turn more northerly on Sunday,” the forecaster said.

“Sunday, Monday and Tuesday could potentially be a little wetter, but there will be no constant rain.”

The forecaster believed that at this stage direct weather effects of tropical cyclone Yasi would only be felt as far south as the Sunshine Coast.



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