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Ex-tropical cyclone Oma could bring more rain to the north

Ex-tropical cyclone Oma could bring more rain to the north

Coastal areas have been pummelled with huge surf and gusty winds and Queenslanders may not have heard the last of Oma.

  • by Felicity Caldwell

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Tropical Cyclone Oma downgraded, moves east
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Tropical Cyclone Oma downgraded, moves east

Tropical Cyclone Oma had intensified into a category 2 before transitioning into a sub-tropical low.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
In darkness, under the Arctic ice, Aussie diver chases a cool first
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In darkness, under the Arctic ice, Aussie diver chases a cool first

Ant Williams has been on dives where he was convinced he was about to die. Now he's chasing the record for the deepest free dive under ice.

  • by Nick Miller
Cyclone Oma expected to intensify, but stay off coast

Cyclone Oma expected to intensify, but stay off coast

Cyclone Oma will not cross the Queensland coast but severe weather warnings remain in place.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Queensland tourist mecca 'dodged a bullet' when Oma backed down
Gold Coast

Queensland tourist mecca 'dodged a bullet' when Oma backed down

Queensland's iconic Gold Coast beaches have dodged potential annihilation now that Cyclone Oma has been downgraded.

  • by Lydia Lynch
'Twice the size of Debbie': 600km-wide Cyclone Oma to bring 7m waves
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'Twice the size of Debbie': 600km-wide Cyclone Oma to bring 7m waves

The premier has warned against camping, boating, fishing, swimming and surfing this weekend from the central Queensland coast to the NSW border.

  • by Toby Crockford
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Cyclone Oma down to category 1, will not make landfall this weekend
Gold Coast

Cyclone Oma down to category 1, will not make landfall this weekend

The cyclone watch issued on Thursday has been cancelled, but the huge swell and associated beach erosion will continue.

  • by Toby Crockford
Cyclone Oma expected to linger until early next week
Sunshine Coast

Cyclone Oma expected to linger until early next week

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Lauren Pattie said forecasters were keeping the warning zone broad until they could better gauge where the cyclone would move.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Coast communities ‘prepare for the worst’ as Cyclone Oma creeps closer
Sunshine Coast

Coast communities ‘prepare for the worst’ as Cyclone Oma creeps closer

There is a risk of moderate to major flooding dependent on the movement of Tropical Cyclone Oma.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Gold Coast beaches closed all weekend with Cyclone Oma to batter coast
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Gold Coast beaches closed all weekend with Cyclone Oma to batter coast

Tidal peaks are expected to exceed the highest tide of the year by a metre at exposed beaches because of Cyclone Oma and king tides.

  • by Toby Crockford
Cyclone Oma first to close in on Brisbane in almost 30 years
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Cyclone Oma first to close in on Brisbane in almost 30 years

The last cyclone to hit the Queensland capital was Cyclone Nancy in 1990, even though it did not make landfall.

  • by Toby Crockford