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Two tropical cyclones in one day

Ben Domensino, Sunday January 17, 2021 - 15:00 EDT
Two tropical cyclones have developed in Australia's area of responsibility during the last 24 hours, one of which will hit Queensland tomorrow.
 
Image: Satellite image showing Tropical Cyclones Joshua and Kimi on either side of Australia at 2pm AEDT on Sunday.
 
Tropical Cyclone Joshua formed way out in the Indian Ocean on Saturday evening, around 2,300 km away from Western Australia's coastline. This system is moving away from Australia and won't have any direct impact on the mainland.
 
Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone Kimi formed over the Coral Sea late on Sunday morning. Kimi is expected to approach Queensland tonight and make landfall over the state's North Tropical Coast on Monday morning, most likely as a category 1 or 2 tropical cyclone.
 
Image: A closer view of Tropical Cyclone Kimi on Sunday afternoon.
 
Kimi could cause destructive winds, heavy rain, flooding and abnormally high tides along parts of Queensland's eastern tropical coast during the next 24 hours, mainly on Monday. Be sure to keep up to date with the latest warnings and tropical cyclone advisories if you're in northern Queensland early in the new week.

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