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Tropical cyclone "highly likely" to develop

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Queensland could receive more extreme weather, with a low in the Coral Sea "highly likely" to develop into a tropical cyclone.
 
Dangerous bushfires are currently sweeping through the state and now residents may have to batten down the hatches as a tropical low gathers steam.
 
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster, Harry Clarke, says a developing tropical low is currently located southeast of the Papua New Guinea mainland, near Sudest Island. 
 
The low is forecast to develop into a tropical cyclone during Sunday afternoon or evening while shifting south to southwest.
 
"We're currently monitoring a low in the Coral Sea, which does have a high of developing into a tropical cyclone tomorrow," Mr Clarke says.
 
"If it does form it'll maintain that cyclone status through until mid-week."    
 
Image: Earth Observations Laboratory