Cyclone Linda Expected To Weaken Before Arriving On Southeast QLD Coast  3/13/2018 11:59:27 PM   

Cyclone Linda Expected To Weaken Before Arriving On Southeast QLD Coast BOM

Tropical Cyclone Linda is expected to lose its puff today as it heads towards the Queensland coast, already showing signs of weakening over the Coral Sea.

It's likely the Bureau of Meteorology will reclassify Linda as a subtropical low pressure system, but high tides, gusty winds and dangerous surf will still affect Southeast Queensland on Wednesday and Thursday.

At 9am on Wednesday, Linda was sitting around 800km northeast of Brisbane and is not expected to make landfall.

"It's really losing a lot of its cloud structure as it moves into a less stable environment, so we're already seeing a very rapid weakening trend. I really don't think Linda is going to survive much of this morning," said forecaster Michelle Berry.

"A severe weather warning is still current for dangerous surf conditions and possible beach erosion, particularly for the east coast of Fraser Island and the Sunshine Coast, but it will extend south to the Gold Coast later today."

Berry says we won't see much heavy rain with the system, like western and northern Queensland experienced last week.

"There still will be showers especially around our coastal regions over the next couple of days, but because this system is anticipated to remain offshore, that's why the heavier rain will remain off the coast as well."

Surfers and boaties are being urged to postpone any planned activities on the water until the weather improves, with 3 to 4 metre waves expected.

For more updates, check the Bureau of Meteorology's cyclone warning page.

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