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Cyclone Freda moves away from Qld coast

By Francis Tapim, Wednesday January 2, 2013 - 09:35 EDT

The weather bureau says a category one cyclone west of New Caledonia is barely affecting the Queensland coast.

Cyclone Freda formed on Friday night and continues to move away from Australia.

Senior weather forecaster Peter Otto says it is not a threat for now.

"Cyclone Freda is a good 1,500 kilometres from Australia so it is a long way away," he said.

"It is currently affecting New Caledonia and the only side effects out of Freda in the last day or two have been some high waves, but they are easing off now too."


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