The Australian tropics could see multiple tropical cyclones develop this week.
Queenslanders should be watching the forecasts closely this week as a tropical cyclone could develop in the Coral Sea. Most models indicate the tropical low to deepen as it approaches the Peninsula mid-week.
The system could cross the Peninsula and into the Gulf where it could deepen significantly.
However, some models have the system moving quite slowly just off the QLD east coast, producing plenty of rain in the tropics.
The other major place to be watching will be the northwest shelf, to the north of the West Australian coastline.
A tropical low will develop there in the next couple of days and is likely to deepen and at least come close to tropical cyclone strength later in the week as it slowly moves west-southwest.
It’s pretty unclear what kind of affect it will have on WA.
Finally, there is one other system of note just outside of Australian waters.
A large tropical cyclone is likely to develop just to the northeast of Vanuatu in the next couple of days.
This system should deepen quickly into a broad tropical cyclone before moving in a south to southeasterly direction having some impacts on Vanuatu and Fiji.
Wherever these systems track, it is important for people to be prepared for nature’s worst and to follow the warnings and advice of emergency services.