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Warnings cancelled for Tropical Cyclone Hadi

BOM TC Hadi 5:15AM 10-04-2014
BOM TC Hadi 5:15AM 10-04-2014 BOM

UPDATE: The cyclone warning from Ayr to St Lawrence has been cancelled.

At 6:00 am EST Tropical Cyclone Hadi, Category 1 was estimated to be 270 kilometres northeast of Hamilton Island and 380 kilometres east northeast of Ayr and moving southeast at 12 kilometres per hour away from the coast.

The cyclone is currently moving in a southeast direction and should develop a northeasterly track during the day today. The cyclone is forecast to remain well offshore of the coast.

Damaging wind gusts have now eased along the east coast and adjacent islands.

Further gradual easing of winds is expected throughout today as the cyclone moves away.

Heavy rain has now eased and is no longer expected to affect the Queensland east coast.

UPDATE, MONDAY 5.14AM:

A Cyclone Warning remains current for coastal areas from Ayr to St Lawrence after the Coral Sea low upgraded into Tropical Cyclone Hadi overnight. 

At 4:00 am EST TC Hadi, Category 1 was estimated to be 270 kilometres northeast of Hamilton Island and 370 kilometres east northeast of Ayr and moving southeast at 13 kilometres per hour away from the coast.

TC Hadi, Category 1, has developed over the past 6 hours and is forecast to slowly strengthen further over the next 12 to 24 hours. The cyclone is currently moving in a southeast direction and should develop a northeasterly track during the day today. It is likely the cyclone will remain well offshore of the coast.

Gales are likely to continue about central coast and island communities between Ayr and St Lawrence this morning, but are expected to ease this afternoon as Tropical Cyclone Hadi moves further away from the Queensland coast.

Heavy rain has now eased and is no longer expected to affect the Queensland east coast.

Large waves may produce minor flooding along the foreshore between Ayr and St Lawrence. Tides will also be higher than normal.

People living in areas likely to be affected should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to help their neighbours.

The next advice will be issued by 8:00 am EST Monday 10 March.

UPDATE, SUNDAY 7.58PM:

A Cyclone Warning remains current for coastal areas from Lucinda to St Lawrence.

A Cyclone Watch remains current for coastal and island communities from Innisfail to Lucinda.

The tropical low has not shown signs of development in the past 24 hours, however it may slowly intensify and develop into a tropical cyclone on Monday afternoon.

The system is expected to continue moving in a general south southeasterly direction before becoming slow moving and shifting to a northeasterly track on Monday.

It is likely that the system will remain off the coast. However there is greater than usual uncertainty regarding the track and there is still a chance that it will move towards the coast.

Gales are expected to continue about central coast and island communities and may extend to coastal comunities between Lucinda and St Lawrence during Monday.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, will continue about coastal and nearby adjacent inland areas between Bowen and St Lawrence overnight and during Monday.

Large waves may produce minor flooding along the foreshore between Lucinda and St Lawrence. Tides will also be higher than normal. People living in areas likely to be affected should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to help their neighbours.

UPDATE, SUNDAY 5.20PM:

A Cyclone WARNING remains current for coastal areas from Lucinda to St Lawrence.

A Cyclone WATCH remains current for coastal and island communities from Innisfail to Lucinda.

The tropical low has not shown signs of development in the past 24 hours, however it may slowly intensify and develop into a tropical cyclone on Monday afternoon.

The system is expected to move in a general south southeasterly direction before becoming slow moving and shifting to a northeasterly track on Monday.

It is likely that the system will remain off the coast. However there is greater than usual uncertainty regarding the track and there is still a chance that it will move towards the coast.

GALES may develop about coastal and island communities between Lucinda and St Lawrence during Monday.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, will continue about coastal and nearby adjacent inland areas between Bowen and St Lawrence overnight and during Monday.

Large waves may produce minor flooding along the foreshore between Lucinda and Hamilton Island. Tides will also be higher than normal. People living in areas likely to be affected should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to help their neighbours.

People between Lucinda and St Lawrence should take precautions and listen to
the next advice at 8:00 pm.

People between Innisfail and Lucinda should consider what action they will need
to take if the cyclone threat increases.
 

SUNDAY 4.06PM: IT'S "touch and go" for the region as Mackay and the Whitsundays prepare for a "uncertain" weather system hovering 310km north of Hamilton Island.

A Bureau of Meteorology spokesman said the tropical low, which is earmarked to become Cyclone Hadi tomorrow, hadn't strengthened much in the last 24 hours.

The spokesman said the "most likely" scenario is that the low would intensify into a tropical cyclone tomorrow and move "a little further south" before almost stalling and moving further north.

"It will probably come close enough to produce some gales around parts of the coast."

Mackay Regional Council Mayor Deidre Comerford warned residents to prepare for the potential cyclone today, with rainfall of up to 100mm expected in the coming days.

"With gale-force winds and higher-than-normal tides predicted on Monday, residents should continue preparing their properties by clearing gutters and securing outdoor items," she said.

"Council will continue to monitor this system and provide regular updates as required."

For council's Emergency Action Guide visit www.mackay.qld.gov.au.

For regular weather updates visit www.gom.gov.au.

SUNDAY 2.20pm: THE most recent cyclone tracking map issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) just before 2pm on Sunday shows the tropical low may develop into a category 1 cyclone on Monday but will then move north northwesterly and is not expected to cross the coast.

However, a cyclone warning remains current for coastal areas from Lucinda to St Lawrence.

A cyclone watch remains current for coastal and island communities from Innisfail to Lucinda.

The BOM says that there is a greater than usual uncertainty regarding the track of this low.

Weatherzone is predicting heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms for the central coast with damaging wind gusts exceeding 90km per hour possible depending on movement and development of the tropical low.

It has been raining for most of the day in Airlie Beach with strong wind gusts.

At 1pm, BOM estimated the tropical low to be 315 kilometres northeast of Townsville and 310 kilometres north of Hamilton Island and moving south southwest at 12 kilometres per hour.

The tropical low has not shown signs of development in the past 24 hours but it may slowly intensify and develop into a tropical cyclone on Monday.

The BOM website says the system is expected to move in a general south southwesterly direction before becoming slow moving and shifting to a north northwesterly track on Monday.

Gales may develop about coastal and island communities between Lucinda and St Lawrence during Monday.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop about coastal and nearby adjacent inland areas between Ayr and St Lawrence from today.

Large waves may produce minor flooding along the foreshore between Lucinda and Hamilton Island.

Tides will also be higher than normal. People living in areas likely to be affected should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to help their neighbours.

People between Lucinda and St Lawrence should take precautions and check the next advice from BOM at 5pm.

SUNDAY 7.25AM:

A Cyclone warning remains current for coastal areas from Lucinda to Proserpine.

A Cyclone watch remains current for coastal and island communities from Innisfail to Lucinda and Proserpine to St Lawrence.

At 7:00 am EST a Tropical Low was estimated to be 370 kilometres northeast of Townsville and 420 kilometres north of Hamilton Island and moving south southwest at 10 kilometres per hour.

The tropical low has not shown signs of development in the past 24 hours, however it may slowly intensify and develop into a tropical cyclone on Monday.

The system is expected to move in a general south southwesterly direction before becoming slow moving and shifting to a west northwesterly track on Monday.

Gales may develop about coastal and island communities between Lucinda and Proserpine during Monday.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, will develop about coastal and nearby adjacent inland areas between Cardwell and St Lawrence from today.

As the cyclone approaches the coast, a storm tide is expected between Lucinda and Hamilton Island.

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.

 

SUNDAY 4.50AM:

A Cyclone warning is now current for coastal areas from Lucinda to Proserpine.

A cyclone watch is now current for coastal and island communities from Innisfail to Lucinda and Proserpine to St Lawrence.

The cyclone warning between Cardwell and Lucinda has been downgraded to a watch.

The cyclone watch between Cairns and Innisfail has been cancelled.

At 4:00 am EST a Tropical Low was estimated to be 405 kilometres northeast of Townsville and 385 kilometres north northeast of Hamilton Island and moving south southeast at 12 kilometres per hour.

The tropical low has not shown signs of development in the past 24 hours, however it may slowly intensify and develop into a tropical cyclone on Monday.

The system is expected to move in a general south southwesterly direction before becoming slow moving and shifting to a west northwesterly track on Monday.

Gales may develop about coastal and island communities between Lucinda and Proserpine during Monday.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, will develop about coastal and nearby adjacent inland areas between Cardwell and St Lawrence from today.

As the cyclone approaches the coast, a storm tide is expected between Lucinda and Hamilton Island. 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.

SATURDAY: A CYCLONE watch is now current for a developing tropical low for coastal and island communities from Cardwell to St Lawrence.

The Cyclone watch from Cairns to Cardwell has been cancelled.

At 10:00 am EST a Tropical Low was estimated to be 450 kilometres east northeast of Cairns and 480 kilometres northeast of Townsville and moving west southwest at 11 kilometres per hour.

The tropical low is expected to move in a southwest direction today before adopting a more southerly track on Sunday.

The tropical low should slowly intensify and may develop into a tropical cyclone before crossing the  Queensland coast between Townsville and Mackay overnight Sunday or early Monday.

Gales may develop about coastal and island communities between Cardwell and St Lawrence during Sunday.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is possible about coastal and nearby adjacent inland areas between Cooktown and Mackay from late today and should persist into Sunday.

People between Cardwell and St Lawrence 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 (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)
  • 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).

The next advice will be issued by 5:00 pm EST Saturday 08 March.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au 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: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone

Details of Tropical Low at 10:00 am EST:

  • Centre located near...... 16.1 degrees South 149.9 degrees East
  • Location accuracy........ within 55 kilometres
  • Recent movement.......... towards the west southwest at 11 kilometres per hour
  • Wind gusts near centre... 85 kilometres per hour
  • Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
  • Central pressure......... 1000 hectoPascals

Topics:  bom cyclone mackay tropical low whitsundays



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