Dangerous surf with waves up to four metres high are expected to lash the Queensland coastline as Tropical Cyclone Linda makes its way south.
The low-pressure system in the Coral Sea intensified into a category one system on Tuesday afternoon.
Big seas are expected from Wide Bay down to the NSW border from Wednesday, while abnormally high tides could impact coastal areas from Thursday.
The cyclone is not expected to make landfall and should weaken back into a tropical low by Thursday morning before it tracks southeast out to sea.
A severe weather warning remains in place for coastal areas in the Wide Bay, Burnett and the southeast.