Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.
Issued at 11:07 am Thursday, 15 March 2018.
Waves from ex-tropical cyclone Linda expected to peak below four meters at the coast; Hazardous Surf Warning remains current for large swells.
At 10:30am AEST Thursday, ex-tropical cyclone Linda was located in the Coral Sea about 330 kilometres east-northeast of Fraser Island, moving southwards at 10 kilometres per hour. Ex-tropical cyclone Linda is expected to continue on its current track for the remainder of today before shifting to a more southeasterly track this afternoon and evening whilst weakening. The system is expected to remain offshore of the southern Queensland coast.
Strong winds over offshore waters about the low are expected to produce large northeast to southeasterly swells along exposed parts of the southern Queensland coast today.
Waves at exposed southern Queensland beaches are now expected to peak below four metres, so the Severe Weather Warning for Dangerous Surf is CANCELLED.
However, large and powerful swells will continue to impact exposed beaches about Fraser Island and south to the New South Wales border today. A Hazardous Surf Warning remains current for these conditions; refer to that product for more information.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.