Cyclone Trevor is making a beeline for the far north Queensland coast, with the storm expected to hit as a category two on Tuesday.

Trevor is currently a category one storm, off Cape York Peninsula.

It’s about 500 kilometres north of Cairns and 300km east of Lockhart River, with winds gusting up to 95m/h.

Landfall is forecast south of Lockhart River late on Tuesday, when the storm’s expected to have intensified to a category two.

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The Bureau of Meteorology says the cyclone will generate damaging winds, heavy rainfall and abnormally high tides as it crosses the coast.

But there is some good news with the worst of the rain expected to miss Townsville and inland communities still recovering from record floods earlier this year.

This comes after parts of the South East of Queensland saw almost a month’s worth of rainfall in just a few days after a wet, soggy weekend. 

with AAP

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