Saturday, April 12, 2014

QLD Tropical Cyclone Warning: Cape Tribulation to Proserpine

QLD Tropical Cyclone Warning: Cape Tribulation to Proserpine
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 4:58 pm EST on Saturday 12 April 2014

A Cyclone WARNING continues for coastal areas from Cape Tribulation to

At 5:00 pm EST Tropical Cyclone Ita, Category 1, was estimated to be
20 kilometres south southwest of Port Douglas and
45 kilometres west northwest of Cairns, and
moving south southeast at 11 kilometres per hour.

Tropical Cyclone Ita is forecast to move to the southeast during the next 24
hours, most likely close to or just offshore of the southern tropical and
central coast, and is now expected to maintain tropical cyclone intensity.

DAMAGING winds with gusts to 120 kilometres per hour are likely between Port
Douglas and Cairns this afternoon and evening, extending to Innisfail
overnight. GALES with wind gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may extend further
down the coast to Townsville during Sunday if the system moves offshore.

As the cyclone tracks near the coast, a storm tide is expected between Cape
Tribulation and Cairns. Large waves may produce minor flooding along the
foreshore. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding
should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be
prepared to help their neighbours.

Heavy rainfall, that may lead to flash flooding, is currently occurring about
the east tropical coast and ranges between about Port Douglas and Ayr, and
should extend south to about Yeppoon during Sunday. Isolated 24 hour totals in
excess of 300mm are likely.

Tropical Cyclone Ita should move further southeast into the Coral Sea and away
from the Queensland coast during Monday and Tuesday. Rainfall will decrease
about the North Tropical Coast during Sunday and Monday as the system moves

People between Cape Tribulation and Proserpine, including Cairns and Townsville
should take precautions and listen to the next advice.
- Information is available from your local government
- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster
Management Services website (
- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on
132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on
buildings or roof damage).

Details of Tropical Cyclone Ita at 5:00 pm EST:
.Centre located near...... 16.6 degrees South 145.4 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 35 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the south southeast at 11 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 120 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ 1
.Central pressure......... 990 hectoPascals

The next advice will be issued by 6:00 pm EST Saturday 12 April.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State
Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.

A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at:

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