Tropical Cyclone Ann moving towards Queensland coast

Photo: Bureau of Meteorology

Queensland’s first May cyclone in 12 years is moving towards the coast as a category 2 system.

The late-season cyclone was on Monday morning located approximately 1070 kilometres east of Cairns and was moving slowly west-northwest.

It is expected to weaken to a low before it crosses the coast south of the Lockhart River community on Wednesday.

The tropical cyclone is not expected to pose any threat to the Queensland coast but may bring strong winds and increased shower and rain activity during the week.

For more information about Tropical Cyclone Ann, visit the Bureau of Meterology website (