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Queensland,Australia facing Highest strenght Cyclone Yasi

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE BRISBANE

TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP

Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi

Issued at 3:56 pm EST Wednesday 2 February 2011. Refer to Tropical Cyclone Advice Number 16.

 

Community Threat Past Cyclone Details
  Warning Zone - Gales within 24 hours
  Watch Zone - Gales from 24 to 48 hours
  Past Location and Intensity Number
  Past Track and Movement
Current Cyclone Details Forecast Cyclone Details
(at 24 and 48 hours from issue)
  Current Location and Intensity Number
  Very Destructive Winds
  Destructive Winds
  Strong Gale Force Winds
  Gale Force Winds
  Forecast Location and Intensity Number
  Very Destructive Wind Boundary
  Destructive Wind Boundary
  Strong Gale Force Wind Boundary
  Gale Force Wind Boundary
  Most Likely Future Track
  Range of Likely Tracks of Cyclone Centre

The outermost boundary of the winds shown in the Coral Sea represent strong gale force (41kt) winds. Elsewhere gale force (34kt) winds are shown.

The forecast path shown above is the Bureau's best estimate of the cyclone's future movement and intensity. There is always some uncertainty associated with tropical cyclone forecasting and the grey zone indicates the range of likely tracks of the cyclone centre.

Due to the uncertainty in the future movement, the indicated winds will almost certainly extend to regions outside the rings on this map. The extent of the warning and watch zones reflects this.

This product is designed for land-based communities; mariners should read the coastal waters and high seas warnings.

 

Remarks:

SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE YASI IS A LARGE AND VERY POWERFUL TROPICAL CYCLONE AND POSES AN EXTREMELY SERIOUS THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY WITHIN THE WARNING AREA, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN CAIRNS AND TOWNSVILLE.

DURING THE EVENING, THE VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE OF CYCLONE YASI WILL...

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml

Cyclone Yasi: Australian North Queenslanders bunker down

 

With wind speeds of 295km/h recorded, storm surges of up to seven metres have been predicted to hit Cardwell, between Townsville and Cairns, as the cyclone's expected arrival at midnight combines with a high tide.

It is expected to cross the coast between Innisfail and Cardwell, with furious winds, torrential rain and floods adding to Queensland's massive damage bill from natural disasters this summer.

At 3pm local time today (5pm NZT), Yasi was located 280 kilometres east of Cairns and 305 kilometres north northeast of Townsville and was moving southwest at 35 kilometres per hour.

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/4601757/Queensland-battens-down-f...

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Australia Cyclone Yasi: Category Five Cyclone

The life-threatening system is forecast to cross the coast between Innisfail and Cardwell, with furious winds, torrential rain and floods adding to Queensland’s massive damage bill from natural disasters this summer.

Cairns residents were told around lunch time that all seven of the city’s cyclone shelters were full and people should stay where they were and batten down.

“Some areas are already experiencing strong wind gusts up to 125km/h which will increase throughout the afternoon and evening,” Cairns Regional Council said in a statement.

Cyclone Yasi bears down on Queensland.

Cyclone Yasi bears down on Queensland. Photo: US National Oceanic And Atmosphe

Scores of people were seen this afternoon waiting wait in the open outside evacuation centres, hoping and praying police would relent and squeeze them in before the storm’s arrival.

www.smh.com.au/.../get-out-now-bligh-tells-north-queensland-20110201-1acgp.html

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Australia :Cyclone Yasi downgraded to a category two

Cyclone Yasi destruction revealed


Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said Cairns had been spared the worst of the monster storm, with the smaller communities of Mission Beach, Tully, Tully Heads, and Cardwell bearing Yasi's full force.

"The early news is not anything like I expected to hear this morning from a category five cyclone, I do stress in many cases we are yet to see any assessments," she said.

"At this stage there are no reports of any serious injuries or fatalities and that's a great relief to me this morning," she told the Nine Network.

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology at 7am EST (10am NZT) downgraded Yasi to a category 2 cyclone but said it remained "destructive", with wind gusts of more than 125km/h and heavy rain.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10703822

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