Queensland could be in for another cyclone in the next several days, possibly a category 3.
Forecasters say there's a reasonably high chance a low pressure system in the Coral Sea could turn into a severe cyclone - which would be called Sandra - over the next 24 to 36 hours.
The low is currently over waters 940km east of the far north city of Cairns.
Bureau of Meteorology technical officer Ken Kato says the system is expected to intensify and drift northeast away from Queensland over the next two days, but forecasters are less certain what will happen after that.
Mr Kato said it could turn south or southeast on the weekend or early next week, or head back towards the coast.
"That's a possibility we can't rule out at this stage but it could just as easily remain well offshore," he told AAP.
Category 3 cyclones are strong enough to damage roofs, destroy caravans and are likely to cause power failures.