Tracking map for Tropical Cyclone Tatiana.
Tracking map for Tropical Cyclone Tatiana. Bureau of Meteorology

Tropical Cyclone Tatiana not expected to threaten us: BOM

UPDATE: TROPICAL Cyclone Tatiana is expected to continue moving slowly in a generally southeasterly track through the remainder of today (Thursday) and into Friday, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

The system is forecast to remain well away from the Queensland coast, and is not expected to have a significant impact on Queensland's weather. 

EARLIER: At 10 am AEST Thursday, a Tropical Low with central pressure 999 hPa was located over the central Coral Sea near latitude 16.5 south longitude 157.2 east, which is about 990 km east northeast of Mackay and 1220 km east of Cairns.  

The low is moving east at about 10 kilometres per hour, and a curve onto a southeasterly track is expected through the remainder of today into Friday.  

This is likely to take the system out of the Queensland region late on Friday or Saturday morning.  

It is considered quite likely that the system will continue to slowly develop and it may become a tropical cyclone overnight tonight or Friday morning.  

The system is located well offshore and expected to move further away; it does not pose a threat to the Queensland coast.


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