SHE'S HERE: Tropical Cyclone Linda officially formed off the Queensland coast on Tuesday afternoon.
SHE'S HERE: Tropical Cyclone Linda officially formed off the Queensland coast on Tuesday afternoon. Contributed

UPDATE: Fraser Coast off alert as cyclone downgraded to low

UPDATE: 

EX-TROPICAL Cyclone Linda has transitioned to a subtropical low.

The Bureau of Meteorology's latest advice is the system is moving southwest today but remaining well offshore.

Large waves and dangerous surf are still expected on exposed southern beaches.

Tides are also expected to be higher than normal,particularly on Thursday morning's high tide.

EARLIER: 

THE Fraser Coast's local disaster management group has moved to alert status as a cyclone forms off the east coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the cyclone formed about 4.15pm on Tuesday in the Coral Sea about 1,100km east of Mackay.

Disaster management councillor Rolf Light said residents should be prepared for wet and windy conditions over the next few days.

"Lows and cyclones are unpredictable so we ask residents to keep an eye on developments through the Council's Disaster Co-ordination Centre Facebook page, the BoM and media updates," Cr Light said.

"We urge residents to take some time to go over their emergency plans as well."



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