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.
GALES are expected to develop between Aurukun and Cape Grenville, including the Torres Strait Islands, during Sunday morning, possibly extending further south to Kowanyama later.
As the cyclone approaches the coast, a storm tide is expected between Weipa and the Torres Strait Islands during Sunday. 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.
Very heavy rainfall that could potentially lead to flash flooding is expected to develop over the Peninsula District during Saturday night and Sunday.
People between Kowanyama and Cape Grenville, including the Torres Strait Islands 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||10 pm March 7||tropical low||10.2S||139.3E||110|
|+6hr||4 am March 8||tropical low||9.9S||138.4E||135|
|+12hr||10 am March 8||tropical low||10.2S||138.7E||155|
|+18hr||4 pm March 8||tropical low||10.6S||139.2E||180|
|+24hr||10 pm March 8||tropical low||10.7S||139.4E||200|
|+36hr||10 am March 9||1||11.4S||140.1E||240|
|+48hr||10 pm March 9||2||11.8S||141.0E||275|
|+60hr||10 am March 10||1||13.0S||142.0E||310|
|+72hr||10 pm March 10||tropical low||14.1S||142.4E||345|
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The next Forecast Track Map will be issued by 5:00 am EST Saturday