Tropcal Cyclone Ola was downgraded to a tropical low and did not enter the Australian region as a cyclone. Ex-tropical cyclone Ola brought large
waves and higher than normal sea levels to the South East of Queensland.
Updated 2 February2015 SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE OLA 09F CATEGORY 3 CENTRE [960HPA] WAS LOCATED NEAR 22.9S 161.7E AT 020000 UTC. POSITION POOR BASED ON HRGMS
VIS AND EIR IMAGERY AND PERIPHERAL SURFACE REPORTS. CYCLONE MOVING SOUTH AT ABOUT 08 KNOTS. MAXIMUM 10-MINUTE AVERAGE WINDS NEAR THE CENTRE ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 75 KNOTS.
Severe tropical cyclone Ola, category 3, is located east of the Eastern Region approximately 400km west-southwest of New Caledonia. Ola is currently moving ina southward direction and
weakening.Ola is forecast to move in a south-southwesterly direction for the next 24-48 hours and may enter the Eastern Region late on Tuesday or on Wednesday, though by that time it is more
likely to be an extra-tropical low than a tropical cyclone. The remnants of Ola will have no direct impact on the Queensland coast, although it may increase swell about the southern coast late in
the week. From www.bom.gov.au.