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TWIN TROPICAL LOWS IN THE CORAL SEA COULD MAKE LIFE INTERESTING FOR QUEENSLANDERS NEXT WEEK

Hot on the heels of the recent active monsoonal system across the state's north and the Central Queensland trough, two Tropical LOWS are about to operate in the Coral Sea over the next few days. Tropical LOW 96P has formed off the coast of Ingham (North Queensland) while Tropical LOW 97P is forming just north of the Solomon Islands. Their longer term track could be interesting for Queensland. 

TROPICAL LOW 96P

96P formed early today off the coast of Ingham. At 4PM it was located at latitude 18.4S 147.8E about 120kms NE of Townsville. The system is expected to move slowly to the East-South-East over the next 24-48 hours before coming to a halt and possibly pushing back towards the Central Queensland coastline. The system at this stage is only being given a LOW probability (5%-20% chance) to develop into a Tropical Cyclone. 


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TROPICAL LOW 97P

‚ÄčTropical LOW 97P has formed in the past three hours and is located in the Solomon Sea at Latitude 6.9S Longitude 157.2E about 1800kms NNE of Mackay. The LOW is expected to move in a SSW direction into the Coral Sea and early indications show the system possibly approaching the Queensland coast from mid next week. It is far too early to speculate on possible crossing locations and intensities given the distance from Queensland and the very recent formation of the LOW. The Bureau Of Meteorology have not mentioned this LOW in their cyclone outlook for Queensland because it has formed after today's outlook was issued.


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A Gulf Of Carpentaria LOW is also likely to form, but it will push west into the Northern Territory early next week and will not pose any threat to Queensland. 

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