The tropical low north of the Coral Sea could form into a cyclone.
The tropical low north of the Coral Sea could form into a cyclone.

Ready for Qld's first July cyclone? Let's hope not

A TROPICAL low which has formed north of the Coral Sea could make Queensland history if it turns into a cyclone.

The Bureau of Meteorology said there was a less than 50 per cent chance of it forming a cyclone this week, but regardless, it would pose no threat to Queensland.

Weather bureau senior forecaster Michael Knepp said it was unusual because a July cyclone has never been recorded in Queensland.

"It will be our first ever tropical cyclone in July in our forecasting area," he told 612 ABC Brisbane.

"But that is a big if, there is a distinct possibility that it doesn't form, or if it does form it won't be in our area.

More on this at ABC News


Fined after 'moving car'

Fined after 'moving car'

Man caught driving at more than twice the legal limit.

Vandals push over toilets

Vandals push over toilets

Market-goers left without toilets today.

Paddling adventures aimed at beginners

Paddling adventures aimed at beginners

Want to experience gliding along the water in a six-person canoe.