The forecast path shown above is the Bureau's best estimate of the cyclone's future movement and intensity. There is always some uncertainty associated with tropical cyclone forecasting and the grey zone indicates the range of likely tracks of the cyclone centre.
Due to the uncertainty in the future movement, the indicated winds will almost certainly extend to regions outside the rings on this map. The extent of the warning and watch zones reflects this.
This product is designed for land-based communities; mariners should read the coastal waters and high seas warnings.
The tropical low should slowly intensify and may develop into a tropical cyclone before crossing the Queensland coast between Cardwell and Proserpine overnight during Monday or Tuesday.
GALES may develop about coastal and island communities between Cardwell and Proserpine during Sunday.
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is possible about coastal and nearby adjacent inland areas between Cooktown and Mackay from Sunday.
Coastal residents between Lucinda and Hamilton Island are specifically warned of the dangerous storm tide as the cyclone crosses the coast. The sea is likely to rise steadily up to a level well above the normal tide, with damaging waves and flooding of some low-lying areas close to the shoreline. 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 follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the authorities.
People between Cairns 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).
Name: Tropical Low
|Time (EST)||Intensity Category||Latitude
|0hr||4 pm March 8||tropical low||15.7S||149.5E||55|
|+6hr||10 pm March 8||tropical low||16.1S||149.0E||75|
|+12hr||4 am March 9||1||16.6S||148.8E||95|
|+18hr||10 am March 9||1||17.1S||148.6E||110|
|+24hr||4 pm March 9||1||18.0S||148.5E||130|
|+36hr||4 am March 10||1||18.8S||148.3E||165|
|+48hr||4 pm March 10||2||19.5S||148.2E||185|
|+60hr||4 am March 11||2||19.3S||147.5E||205|
|+72hr||4 pm March 11||1||19.4S||146.9E||220|
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