The Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) is warning people to keep the possibility of a nasty, late season cyclone in mind when planning their Easter holiday.
Monsoonal systems that develop in March and April tend to be more severe than those earlier in the season.
Ex-cyclone Paul has weakened into a deep tropical low over Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory and is expected to move slowly south-east today.
Residents are being advised to monitor weather bureau forecasts and warnings and adjust their plans accordingly.
FESA’s regional director, Rob Cox, says it might not be the idea time to go camping.
“The cyclone season is not over until April and as people are going away on holidays there is still the possibility of a cyclone being in the region,” he said.
“If you’re going away you need to tidy up your property and get it cyclone-ready just in case.”