Friday, March 24, 2017

QLD Tropical Cyclone Watch: Cape Tribulation to Proserpine

Threat Level AMBER

QLD Tropical Cyclone Watch: Cape Tribulation to Proserpine

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:36 pm EST on Friday 24 March 2017

Coral Sea tropical low should develop into a tropical cyclone and move west towards the coast over the weekend.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone

Watch Zone
Cape Tribulation to Proserpine.

Cancelled Zone

Details of Tropical Low at 10:00 am AEST:

Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 45 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 110 kilometres of 16.1 degrees South 151.4 degrees East, estimated to be 610 kilometres east of Cairns and 600 kilometres northeast of Townsville.

Movement: south at 15 kilometres per hour.

The tropical low has been showing signs of strengthening and has been moving towards the south. During Saturday the low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone and adopt a track towards the west, bringing it towards the north Queensland coast. Conditions are expected to favour the continued intensification of the system as it approaches the coast over the weekend.

GALES are not expected along the coast in the next 24 hours.

However, given the expected intensification of the low and the forecast track towards the coast, coastal and island communities between Cape Tribulation and Proserpine, including the Whitsunday Islands, may be affected by this expected tropical cyclone during Saturday evening or Sunday morning.
Recommended Action:

People between Cape Tribulation and Proserpine should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

- 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).

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