The tropical low north of the Coral Sea could form into a cyclone.
The tropical low north of the Coral Sea could form into a cyclone.

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.

More on this at ABC News


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