Cyclone WARNING from Kowanyama to Saibai Island, including Torres Strait Islands. Cyclone WATCH from Gilbert River Mouth to Kowanyama and inland to Cape Grenville.
Cyclone WARNING from Cardwell to Proserpine. Cyclone WATCH extends to Cairns and St Lawrence.
At 1am, TC Gillian (999hPa, category 1) was 230km WSW of Thursday Is and 240km NW of Weipa, moving SE at 12km/h. This system should bring heavy rain from early Sunday, with gales, destructive winds and storm tides from Sunday for the Peninsula.
At 1am EST, a tropical low (1000hPa) was 445km NE of Townsville and 440km NNE of Hamilton Island, moving S at 6km/h. This system may develop into a tropical cyclone on Monday as it approaches the coast between Cardwell and Proserpine. Gales are a risk between Cardwell and Proserpine from Sunday. Heavy rain will develop from Cardwell to St Lawrence from Sunday.
Next advice due by 5am EST.
10:25 EDT Slow moving storms have brought heavy rain, hail and thousands of lightning strikes to south eastern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.