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Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Advice for System 1

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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Issued at 7:51 pm EST on Wednesday 4 April 2018

Tropical cyclone Warning for the Queensland coast is cancelled. Tropical
cyclone Iris moving away from the coast and expected to weaken further.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None

Watch zone: None.

Cancelled zone: Bowen to Shoalwater Bay.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Iris at 7:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 85 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 120 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 75 kilometres of 19.4 degrees South 151.2 degrees East,
estimated to be 260 kilometres east northeast of Hamilton Island and 285
kilometres northeast of Mackay.
Movement: east southeast at 10 kilometres per hour.

Tropical cyclone Iris has weakened during the past few hours and is now a
category 1 cyclone. Recently, the cyclone has turned in a more
east-southeasterly direction and moved further away from the coast.

Iris is expected to continue on its current track tonight, while weakening
further. On Thursday, Iris should weaken below tropical cyclone intensity and
slow down offshore of the Central Coast, before adopting a track back towards
the northwest as a remnant tropical low.

Given the recent motion away from the coast and weakening of the system, the
cyclone warning is now cancelled for the Queensland coast.

GALES with damaging wind gusts in excess of 90km/h are no longer expected along
the Queensland coast or islands.

Heavy rainfall is no longer a threat to develop along the coast tonight or
Thursday, and remains unlikely later in the week.

Recommended Action:
- 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).

Next Advice:
No further tropical cyclone advices will be issued for this system. Information
bulletins and track maps will continue to be issued while the system remains a
tropical cyclone.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State
Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.

A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at:
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