Cyclone Uesi tracks south

Cyclone Uesi weakening, tracks south

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Cyclone Uesi is shaping up as having limited impact on the Australian mainland.

Cyclone Uesi is shaping up as having limited impact on the Australian mainland.

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Cyclone Uesi is shaping up as having limited impact on the Australian mainland.

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CYCLONE Uesi is shaping up as having limited impact on the Australian mainland, with the Category 3 storm predicted to now head in a more southerly direction.

The latest update from the Fiji Meteorological Service shows Cyclone Uesi weakening into a Category 2 storm today then a Category 1 system tomorrow, before becoming a low pressure system on Friday.

UPDATE: Uesi was downgraded to Category 2 cyclone at 4pm Queensland time.

UPDATE: Uesi was downgraded to Category 2 cyclone at 4pm Queensland time.

On its predicted path Uesi would pass near Lord Howe Island on Friday, and begin veering in a slightly south easterly direction.

Heavy swells may be experienced on the eastern Australian coastline.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: 'Interior stays dry as Uesi delivers wild coastal weather'.

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Meteorology's eight day forecast continues to show good rain over southern eastern Queensland across the Darling Downs and Burnett through to the Central Coast.

Falls of up to 25-50mm are also shown for much of North Queensland and the Peninsula.

BoM's eight day outlook up to February 19.

BoM's eight day outlook up to February 19.

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