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2/20/2008

Weather pounds southeast Queensland

Breaking Earth News
Australia
Strong winds, big waves and high tides pounded southeast Queensland's coastline today, closing nearly all beaches. A low pressure system off the Queensland coast is whipping up heavy swells, while high tides are expected to add to the damage to beaches already eroded by wild storms earlier this year. Gold Coast beaches have been pounded by mountainous surf over the past few weeks, causing serious erosion and creating sand cliffs. On the Sunshine Coast, five metre swells at sea were becoming waves of around 2m on the beaches. The heavy swell would mean today's high tide would be over the 2m king tide level.
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