Tropical cyclone Lucas has formed in the Coral Sea, well east of Cape York Peninsula, and is moving east away from the Queensland coast.
Details of Tropical Cyclone Lucas at 4:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 65 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 95 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 55 kilometres of 13.9 degrees South, 153.1 degrees East , 430 kilometres northeast of Willis Island and 870 kilometres east northeast of Cooktown.
Movement: east at 13 kilometres per hour .
Tropical cyclone Lucas is expected to continue moving eastwards while intensifying further.
Hazards: The cyclone is expected to remain well to the east of the Queensland coast with no impact on mainland or coastal communities.
31 January 2021
Adapted from www.bom.gov.au