BREAKING | Dangerous Surf Tipped On Sunshine Coast Beaches
Dangerous surf conditions are developing along the Sunshine Coast.
Dangerous surf conditions are expected to develop during Wednesday morning along the east coast of Fraser Island and the Sunshine Coast, and then extend southwards to the Gold Coast during Wednesday afternoon and evening. These conditions are likely to persist into Thursday.
Although water levels on the high tide early Wednesday morning may approach or slightly exceed the highest tide of the year along the open beaches, significant innundation of low lying areas is not expected.
At 4 am Tuesday, a tropical low was located over the eastern Coral Sea approximately 1300 km northeast of the Sunshine Coast and moving towards the south.
The low is expected strengthen a little and adopt a southwesterly track today, bringing it closer to southeast Queensland overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Subsequently, the low is most likely to curve to the south during Wednesday, keeping it off the southern Queensland coast.
Gale force winds over the southern flank of the low are expected to produce large east to southeasterly swells along exposed parts of the southern Queensland coast from Wednesday.
Locations which may be affected include Noosa, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Coolangatta.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Surf Life Saving Australia recommends that you stay out of the water and stay well away from surf-exposed areas.
* Check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, and if necessary raise goods and electrical items.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEST Tuesday.