• April 23, 2024 7:06 PM

The first tropical cyclone of the season is expected to creep towards the Queensland coast this week.

A tropical low near the Solomon Islands is forecast to track southwest towards Queensland over the next few days.

It’s tipped to strengthen into a cyclone by Wednesday and possibly be named Tropical Cyclone Freddy, unless the low pressure systems off the WA coast form first.

The Tropical Cyclone could turn into a category three storm with winds of up to 220 km/h.

The cyclone is expected to remain off the coast before turning towards the south on Thursday.

While the Tropical Cyclone is not tipped to make landfall, forecasters warn there is still a lot of uncertainty about its path.

A strong wind warning has already been issued for the Townsville, Mackay and Capricornia coasts.

The system is also expected to bring large swells to parts of the Queensland coast.

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