The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group has moved to alert as Tropical Cyclone Owen has formed in the Coral Sea.
The latest advice from the Bureau of Meteorology indicates the cyclone poses no threat to Townsville.
Townsville Local Disaster Management Group Chair Mayor Jenny Hill said weather predictions and patterns would be monitored closely over coming days.
“At this stage, the best expert advice suggests there is no risk to Townsville from Tropical Cyclone Owen,” Cr Hill said.
“However, the Townsville Local Disaster Management Group will monitor the situation closely because we all know cyclones can be unpredictable.
“We will update the community with any new relevant information as we receive it.”