Cyclone forming off Queensland coast

Cyclone forming off Queensland coast. Courtesy: Courier Mail

Lifeguards have closed beaches on the Gold and Sunshine coasts as wet and wild weather hits southeast Queensland.

The wet weather caught many Queenslanders off guard this morning, with the rain expected to set in ahead of the weekend.

Beaches will be assessed throughout the day but look likely to stay closed.

Beach closures:

Buddina Beach – Sunshine Coast

Marcoola Beach – Sunshine Coast

Maroochydore Beach – Sunshine Coast

Peregian Beach – Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Beach – Sunshine Coast

Twin Waters – Sunshine Coast

Main Beach – North Stradbroke Island

Tallebudgera Creek – Gold Coast

Beaches were closed earlier today, but have now been reopened:

Alexandra Headland – Sunshine Coast

Woorim Beach – Bribie Island

Bulcock Beach – Sunshine Coast

Dicky Beach – Sunshine Coast

Rainbow Beach – Sunshine Coast

The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts lower temperatures and rain until Sunday, with the highest chance of showers today and tomorrow.

From Monday temperatures are expected to climb back up to the 30s.

The wet weather put a dampner on Wednesday night’s ‘super blue blood moon’, with cloud blocking views for much of the southeast corner.