Tropical Cyclone Linda was the first Tropical Cyclone near the North East coast of Australia for the 2017-18 season.
At 4:16 pm EST on Tuesday 13 March 2018 At 4 pm AEST Tuesday, Tropical Cyclone Linda (Category 1) with central pressure 994 hPa was located in the Coral Sea near latitude 19.3 south longitude 159.5 east, which is about 880 km northeast of Sandy Cape and 1100 km east of Mackay.
Intensity: tropical low, sustained winds near the centre of 65 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 95 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 35 kilometres of 21.7 degrees South, 157.0 degrees East , 630 kilometres east northeast of Gladstone and 760 kilometres north northeast of Brisbane .
Movement: west southwest at 24 kilometres per hour .
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Linda has transitioned into a vigorous subtropical low in the past few hours.
The system is expected to move generally to the southwest during today before taking on a more southerly track on Thursday, and is expected to remain offshore of the southern Queensland coast.
At its closest approach to the coast, the remains of Tropical Cyclone Linda will generate large waves and dangerous surf conditions about exposed southern Queensland beaches. Tides are also expected to be higher than normal, particularly on Thursday morning's high tide. A Severe Weather Warning is current for these conditions.
TROPICAL CYCLONE Linda (13P), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 437 NM NORTHWEST OF NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA, HAS TRACKED SOUTHWARD AT 10 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED ENHANCED INFRARED (EIR)
IMAGERY DEPICTS CONSOLIDATING CONVECTION WRAPPING INTO A TIGHTENING
CENTER. From www.JTWC.