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

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Victoria weather: Strong winds hit Melbourne, southern parts of state as cold front moves through

21:31 EST

A deep cold front has swept through Melbourne and parts of southern Victoria, uprooting trees and damaging buildings with wind gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour (kph).

Dry season storm dumps heavy rain on Darwin

18:23 EST

A 90-minute downpour has seen Darwin record more than twice as much rain as usual for the entire month of May.

Wet season wraps up with below average rainfall for many Top End cattle stations

17:53 EST

Despite a promising start to the wet season, many Top End cattle stations are entering the dry season with The bulk of the season's rain came with a monsoon trough which moved over the Northern Territory in , with little follow-up rain throughout January and February.