Cyclone could form Off Queensland Coast In Coming Days
A tropical low in the Coral Sea could develop into a cyclone over the weekend but it's too early to say if the Queensland coastline will be in its path, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
Duty forecaster Dean Narramore says there is currently a tropic low south of Papua New Guinea that's likely to track south in coming days.
Two of six forecast models are predicting it could strengthen into a cyclone over the weekend and hit the coastline between Bowen and Cooktown next week, he said.
"(The low) could go towards the Queensland coast and it could go south, there's still huge uncertainty," he told AAP.
"There's a potential that it could develop into a cyclone this weekend."
Other models predicted the tropical low would not strengthen at all.
While it had obviously been a quiet cyclone season so far this year, the peak period was typically February into March, Mr Narramore said.
An area between the Northern Territory and Queensland border and Borroloola was buffeted by winds of up to 95km/h when Tropical Cyclone Alfred crossed the coast in late February.
It later weakened into a tropical low.
Cyclone season runs from November 1 until April 30.