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Cyclone Niran forms near Queensland

Ben Domensino, Tuesday March 2, 2021 - 08:04 EDT
Tropical Cyclone Niran has developed off the north Queensland coast this morning.
 
Niran was named a tropical cyclone early on Tuesday morning. At 4am AEST, the cyclone was sitting roughly 230 km to the northeast of Cairns, moving towards the northeast at about 15 km/h.
 
Image: Enhanced infrared satellite image showing Tropical Cyclone Nira off the northern Queensland coast on Tuesday morning.
 
Niran is expected to linger off the coast while intensifying during the next 48 hours, before moving towards the southeast, away from Queensland from Thursday.
 
While a coastal crossing is unlikely, gale force winds, heavy rain and abnormally high tides could still affect parts of Queensland's northern tropical coast during the next two days.
 
A cyclone watch, cyclone warning, flood watch and numerous flood warnings are in place along parts of the state's northern tropical coast.
 
Check the latest warnings and advisories for up-to-date information on this developing system.

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