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TC Tim to weaken and head towards the QLD coast

Ben McBurney, Saturday March 16, 2013 - 09:44 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Tim, currently a category 1 system, is likely to
weaken into a tropical low and move towards the northern Queensland
coast over the weekend.

Over the past 24 hours, Tim has weakened gradually, and was downgraded
to a category 1 system yesterday afternoon. As the system has
weakened, it has slowed significantly, currently moving southeast at
5km/h.

Tim should begin to take a more southerly path today and weaken
further, becoming a tropical low later this evening or early Sunday
morning. During Sunday the system should then take a more
southwesterly path and edge towards the QLD coast.

Next week the system is looking more likely it will begin moving west-
northwest and continue to gradually weaken while approaching the
northern QLD coast.

Due to the likelihood of the system being weak as it approaches,
significant winds and large seas are less likely. However, the QLD
coast between the North Tropical Coast and Central Coast are likely to
see an increase in rain and showers from about late Monday onwards.

- Weatherzone

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