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Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie to impact the Queensland Coast today

28/03/2017 - QLD

Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie intensified to Category 4 strength overnight, and has maintained this strength as it approached the coast.

The Bureau will continue to update its tropical cyclone advice and track maps including the use of the Standard Emergency Warning Signal, as the system approaches the coast and moves overland at tropical cyclone strength.

Queensland Regional Director, Bruce Gunn, said the cyclone has slowed down over Hayman Island, and... read more...

Tropical Cyclone Debbie to impact the Queensland Coast tomorrow

27/03/2017 - QLD

Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to Category 3 strength today and is forecast to further intensify to Category 4 strength as it crosses the Queensland coast tomorrow (Tuesday) between Ayr and Mackay.

Queensland Regional Director Bruce Gunn said as the system approaches the coast the Bureau will step up its tropical cyclone advice and track maps to hourly including the use of the Standard Emergency Warning Signal, effective from 2pm today.

"Storm surge... read more...

Tropical Cyclone Debbie to impact the Queensland Coast on Tuesday

26/03/2017 - QLD

Tropical Cyclone Debbie has reached Category 2 strength and is forecast to further intensify to Category 4 strength, crossing the Queensland coast on Tuesday between Rollingstone and Proserpine.

Queensland Regional Director Bruce Gunn said this cyclone is very dangerous, and of a size not seen in Queensland since Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi in 2011.

"Communities between Lucinda and St Lawrence,... read more...

Tropical Cyclone Debbie to impact the Queensland Coast

25/03/2017 - QLD

The Low in the Coral Sea reached Category 1 strength today and has been named #CycloneDebbie.

Communities between Cape Tribulation and St Lawrence, including Cairns, Townsville, Bowen, Proserpine, Whitsunday Islands and Mackay, are urged to prepare now for the cyclone to make landfall on Monday or Tuesday.

Although the strongest winds are near the core, damaging and destructive winds can extend several hundred kilometres from the cyclone's centre. These... read more...