Tropical Cyclone Owen weakens after crossing Queensland coast

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Storm downgraded to category 2 system after it hit land on the western Cape York

Tropical Cyclone Owen has weakened to a category 2 system after crossing the Queensland coast south of remote Kowanyama on the western Cape York.

The storm hit land as a category 3 cyclone early on Saturday, with winds of 120km/h near the centre and wind gusts up to 165km/h, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

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