Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Wild weather creates harbour dangers

Friday February 1, 2013 - 10:10 EDT

Authorities are warning Sunshine Coast boaties not to attempt to cross dangerous sandbars and venture out to sea.

The Sunshine Coast council says there have been major sand shifts in the Mooloolaba Harbour and the Noosa and Caloundra bars, due to rough seas and powerful surf.

The Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson, says marine pilots for container ships are only operating during daylight hours and conditions are still too dangerous for a survey ship to monitor sand movements.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

South Australia looks to recover from power outage, 'treacherous' conditions remain: live blog

04:45 EST

South Australia is looking to recover from state-wide blackouts after yesterday's massive storm, but parts of the state remain without power.

SA weather: Power 'gradually' returning after blackout plunged state into darkness

00:07 EST

Power is gradually being turned back on across parts of South Australia but much of the state remains in darkness after a widespread blackout.

SA power outage: how did it happen?

00:02 EST

South Australia and its 1.677 million residents were left without power on Wednesday evening following severe storms.