Tropical Cyclone Linda forms off Queensland coast

Shae McDonald
AAP

Tropical Cyclone Linda has formed in the Coral Sea off the Queensland coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the low pressure system had turned into a category one system on Tuesday afternoon.

Tropical Cyclone Linda tracking map issued at 4.17pm on Tuesday. Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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It is located northeast of Gladstone but is expected to make its way south towards the Sunshine Coast by Thursday afternoon but is unlikely to make landfall.