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Tropical Cyclone Seth forms in the Coral Sea, large swells expected along Queensland coastline

Friday December 31, 2021 - 12:14 AEDT

Tropical Cyclone Seth has formed in the Coral Sea north-east of Mackay and is expected to bring large swells to the south-east Queensland coastline over the weekend.

The category two cyclone is not expected to cross the coast but the Bureau of Meteorology has forecast large waves from Saturday and through to early next week.

Cyclone Seth is currently sitting about 495 kilometres east north-east of Mackay and 490 kilometres north-east of Yeppoon with wind gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour.

The system is expected to move away from the coast on Friday evening and into Saturday before taking a southerly track on Sunday.

By Monday, Tropical Cyclone Seth may move closer to the coast but should weaken into a sub-tropical low.

It is currently moving about 22 kilometres per hour.


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