BOM labels low "non-issue", but some suggest cyclone chance

Higgins Storm Chasing posted this photo to Facebook this morning. Source: Facebook / Higgins Storm Chasing
Higgins Storm Chasing posted this photo to Facebook this morning. Source: Facebook / Higgins Storm Chasing

A WEATHER expert at the Bureau of Meteorology said a low hanging off the Queensland coast is a "non-issue", despite some suggesting it might develop into a tropical cyclone.

Higgins Storm Chasing this morning wrote on Facebook that "computer models suggest" the low, which is in Queensland's north, "may develop into a tropical cyclone".

A low is what we will be watching off QLD this week as computer models suggest it may develop further into a tropical cyclone. Satellite image: Weatherzone

Posted by Higgins Storm Chasing on Saturday, February 6, 2016

But bureau meteorologist Michael Knepp said even if it does develop into a cyclone, it won't hit Queensland.

"It has a low chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, and if it does, it will move away from the Queensland coast," he said.

"It's really a non-issue at the moment." 

Topics:  bureau of meteorlogy, gladstone, gladstone region, higgins storm chasing, queens, wildweather

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