Oma to bring pounding surf to eastern Australia through Monday
Pounding seas will continue to spread along the eastern coast of Australia through Monday.
Oma has meandered across the eastern Coral Sea for more than a week and is expected to continue its journey during the final days of February.
The former cyclone will continue to meander over the waters of the Coral Sea in between Australia and New Caledonia through Monday.
Coastal locations from Port Macquarie in New South Wales northward to Fraser Island in Queensland can face more coastal flooding as a strong onshore flow continues to drive abnormally higher tides onto the coast.
Yesterday #kingtides combined with swell caused by #CycloneOma and brought sea water to #GoldCoast streets and even #Brisbane! To find out how tides, weather and ocean conditions cause coastal inundation, read our blog: https://t.co/WFbRT6TqGE pic.twitter.com/3Iu8asGnt0— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) February 21, 2019
Rip currents will pose a serious risk to anyone attempting to enter the rough surf.
Boaters may be forced to remain in port for an extended period of time, or ships may have to re-route their courses.
The lengthy duration of the pounding seas and coastal flooding will also result in significant beach erosion into Monday.
A moist flow of air circulating around Oma will lead to showers occasionally dampening New South Wales and the southeastern Queensland coastline.
The dangers associated with the rough seas are expected to gradually ease at the New South Wales beaches, but increase farther north along the eastern coast of Queensland.
Oma is expected to make a turn to the north missing the Australian coast. Rough seas will remain into Monday afternoon, but no other impacts are expected.
Rough seas will lessen by Monday night and Tuesday as Oma moves away far enough to end this.
Tropical Cyclone Oma pic.twitter.com/FXLHiCiZ3u— Anne McClain (@AstroAnnimal) February 20, 2019
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