Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

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

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Warmer-than-usual dry season on the way as records tumble in May

18:48 EST

People in the Top End have sweltered through one of the hottest wet seasons on record, and can now expect a warmer-than-usual dry season, a weather expert says.

Autumn wrap-up amidst winter's arrival

17:09 EST

Chilly mornings and late season rainfall across NSW is in stark contrast to most of autumn.

Dairy loans might be hard to access, but will help farmers face some hard truths

15:28 EST

Low-interest loans may be difficult to access, but will also help people face some difficult truths, a rural accountant says.