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.