Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Advice for System 1

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Advice For Queensland
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this warning.


Issued at 07:30 AM EST on Thursday 04 March 2021

Cyclone warning cancelled for north Queensland. Severe Tropical Cyclone Niran reaches category 3 intensity while edging away from the mainland.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None.

Watch zone: None.

Cancelled zone: Cape Flattery to Innisfail.

Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone Niran at 7:00 am AEST:
Intensity: Category 3, sustained winds near the centre of 120 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 165 kilometres per hour. Location: within 30 kilometres of 15.1 degrees South 148.4 degrees East, estimated to be 215 kilometres northwest of Willis Is and 345 kilometres northeast of Cairns. Movement: slow moving. Severe Tropical Cyclone Niran is moving away from the north Queensland coast with the risk of gales along the exposed coast now very low. The tropical cyclone will adopt a faster east southeast track during today and accelerate further away from the coast while strengthening. It is likely to reach peak intensity over the Coral Sea during Friday, then gradually weaken as it moves further southeastwards.

GALES are no longer expected about exposed coastal and island communities between Cape Flattery and Innisfail.

Recommended Action:

Cyclone advices and DFES Alerts are available by dialling 13 DFES (13 3337)

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