Residents of the state of Queensland ought to brace themselves for more cyclones as a tropical low has been seen brewing in north-west Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria. Once it fully develops, it will be called Cyclone Tim, the season's third cyclone after Sandra.
Cyclone Sandra had transformed into a Category 3 cyclone but fortunately is already out of Australian waters.
Australian weather forecasters are now attuned to the growing tropical low which has been described to potentially turn into a cyclone by Wednesday.
"It doesn't actually exist yet," Drew Casper-Richardson, weatherzone forecaster, said. "There is still some modelling being done about what direction it could head in too."
Although its course remain unclear, Cyclone Tim is expected to track east across Cape York on Friday and into the Coral Sea, heading southeast.
But then again, weather forecasters said it may move parallel to Queensland and impact the north. A direct hit on the coast so far has been ruled out yet.
"Although models are suggesting it generally will move closer, we think there is only a slim chance of a direct hit," Rob Sharpe, another weatherzone forecaster, said.
However, Mr Sharpe hinted of a possible fourth cyclone.
"It's hard to call but it will bring showers to the tropical coast and increased winds to southern parts. There's a long shot of another cyclone forming behind it so people on the cape need to take precautions."
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) confirmed this.
"The cyclone season lasts until the end of April," Tony Auden, BoM forecaster, said.
"There's still a very realistic chance there could be a coastal cyclone crossing at some stage before then."
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