Up to thirteen cyclones are set to hit off the Australian coast throughout the summer months, including one 'devastating' system that'll likely cross Queensland's coast.
The predictions are a part of the Bureau of Meteorology's seasonal outlook, which is being released today ahead of a briefing to Federal Cabinet.
“We’d look to be getting about 10 to 13 tropical cyclones forming somewhere in Australian waters this year. If we look at east to the Coral Sea and the surrounding oceans that means about four tropical cyclones with one potentially impacting Queensland,” BoM's Victoria Dodds said.
Overall, it's likely to be a fairly typical Australian summer: