11 Mar 2009

Cyclone Hamish downgraded

1:58 pm on 11 March 2009

Tropical Cyclone Hamish has been downgraded to a category two cyclone.

Hamish is moving slowly along the southeast Queensland coast and is expected to continue to weaken.

It is currently located about 195km east of Sandy Cape and 250km northeast of Double Island Point.

The Bureau of Meteorology says a large high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea in combination with Hamish, is producing strong to gale force winds and large waves.

Hamish is expected to turn to the northwest later on Wednesday.