Marine Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Advice for System 1

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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Issued at 1:54 pm EST on Tuesday 14 May 2019

Ex-Tropical cyclone Ann reclassified as a tropical low. System still may
produce severe weather along the northern Queensland coast on Wednesday.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None.

Watch zone: None.

Cancelled zone: Lockhart River to Cooktown - refer to Severe Weather Warning.

Details of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ann at 1:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 65 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 95 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 35 kilometres of 14.5 degrees South 148.2 degrees East,
estimated to be 375 kilometres northeast of Cairns and 275 kilometres northwest
of Willis Is.
Movement: west northwest at 25 kilometres per hour.

Ex-Tropical cyclone Ann has been re-classified as a tropical low. The system is
moving towards the west-northwest in the northwestern Coral Sea, and is
expected to continue its current motion to cross the northeast tropical coast
of Queensland on Wednesday.

Although the system has been re-classified as a tropical low, there is still
likely to be a small area of gales on the southern flank of the system as it
reaches the coast on Wednesday, and these may affect the coast and adjacent
inland areas between Lockhart River and Cooktown, including Lizard Island, on
Wednesday morning.

Areas of heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, are likely to develop
about the coast and ranges between about Lockhart River and Ingham during
Tuesday night and are likely to persist through Wednesday.

Severe Weather Warnings have been commenced to provide details and updates
concerning these hazards.

A Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Cooktown and Ingham.

A significant storm tide is no longer expected.

Recommended Action:
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

Next Advice:
No further Tropical Cyclone Advices will be issued for this system. Refer to
Severe Weather Warnings.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at 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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