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Queensland Tropical Cyclone Track Map

Queensland tropical cyclone Track Map

Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located 580 kilometres east northeast of Townsville and 650 kilometres east of Cairns.

A tropical cyclone watch is in place Cape Tribulation to St Lawrence including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands. GALES are not expected along the coast today.

The system was tracking southwards, but has recently turned southwest and is expected to move in a general west-southwest direction as it strengthens until landfall. It is likely to make landfall as a severe category system.

Abnormally high tides are expected to occur between at least Lucinda and Mackay as the cyclone approaches the coast. Large waves may also develop along the beachfront.

A flood watch is current for the area as 3-day rainfall exceeding 200mm is likely along the coast between Cooktown and Mackay through Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Issued Saturday 12:28 EDT
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