MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home FishingBoating Photo Gallery Australian Cruising Sail-World Australia
Sail-World.com : Cyclone Warning- Port Douglas to Mackay
Cyclone Warning- Port Douglas to Mackay


'Cyclone Dylan projected path'    Bureau of Meteorology
Cyclone warning: Emergency preparations are continuing in north Queensland as a potential cyclone, currently a deepening low pressure system approaches the coast.

The system, which will be named Tropical Cyclone Dylan if it continues to develop, is expected to make landfall just north of Townsville on Friday.

There is a cyclone warning for coastal and island communities from Port Douglas to Mackay, with a cyclone watch extending to St Lawrence.

The cyclone threat comes amid king tides that are expected to reach 4.1 metres on Friday, with authorities warning of dangerous storm surges.

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 7 - Issued at 1:27 pm EST on Wednesday 29 January 2014

A Cyclone WARNING remains current for coastal and island communities from Port Douglas to Mackay

A Cyclone WATCH remains current for coastal and island communities from Mackay to St Lawrence, extending inland through the eastern interior north of Clermont.

At 1:00 pm EST a Tropical Low was estimated to be 545 kilometres east of Cairns and 545 kilometres northeast of Townsville and moving south southwest at 11 kilometres per hour towards the coast.

The tropical low is expected to move in a general southwestwards direction over the next couple of days and may develop further as it approaches the Queensland east coast.

A strong ridge of high pressure extends through the Coral Sea to the south of the tropical low. The two systems are currently combining to generate GALES at times along much of the east coast between Port Douglas and Mackay. Winds are expected to increase further with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS to 120km/hr developing about the coast from this evening and extending inland during Thursday and Friday.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop about coastal and adjacent inland areas of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and the Central Coast and Whitsundays districts from tonight and should continue into Thursday.

Coastal residents between Port Douglas and Hamilton Island are specifically warned of the dangerous storm tide as the developing tropical low approaches the coast, particularly on the high tide on Thursday and Friday.

The sea is likely to rise steadily up to a level well above the normal tide, with damaging waves and flooding of some low-lying areas close to the shoreline. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to follow instructions regarding
evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the authorities.

As the developing tropical low approaches the coast, a storm tide is expected between Hamilton Island and St Lawrence, particularly on the high tide on Thursday and Friday. Large waves may produce minor flooding along the
foreshore. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to help their neighbours.

A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for remaining coastal and island communities from Cooktown to Port Douglas and from St Lawrence to Gladstone.

This afternoon the CEO of Pantaneius Marine Insurance James McPhail said ' This is a critical area of Queensland coastline. We have already emailed all our clients between Port Douglas and Mackay in the area reminding them them of their need to secure their vessels.'


Details of Tropical Low at 1:00 pm EST:
.Centre located near...... 16.2 degrees South 150.8 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 110 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the south southwest at 11 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 85 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 993 hectoPascals


The next advice will be issued by 5:00 pm EST Wednesday 29 January.


by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=118802

4:54 AM Wed 29 Jan 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

21 Dec 2013  Is it WoM or some other virus with Pantaenius Insurance?
10 Jun 2013  Healing powers of sailing - The most important part is the journey
02 Apr 2013  More question and answer time with marine insurance giant, Pantaenius
09 Jan 2013  Marine insurance giant Pantaenius - shaking the Australian market
03 Nov 2012  So just who is Pantaenius, then? (Part II)
25 Oct 2012  So just who is Pantaenius, then? (Part I)
22 Oct 2012  PANTAENIUS Sail & Motor Yacht Insurance opens office in Australia






Marine Business News













































Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI),










Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,












New-to-New Zealand products at the Auckland On Water Boat Show
Auckland on the Water Boat Show: Two new Bavaria yachts on display
AYSS PacificNet/Tahiti voted a success!
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 15, 2014 - Rising interest hits
July 2014 edition of Finnfare has been published
Taiwan's first marina a Superior effort *Feature
Vaavud launches generation 2 wind meter
Research highlights marinas economic, social and environmental benefit
Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Monaco sunshine new fuel for motorboats
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Accommodation options
Rio cleaning up its act in the lead up to Olympic sailing test event *Feature
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 12, 2014 - KIWI heads to 90c
National Squib Owners Association and Rondar Raceboats join forces
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 11, 2014 - Portugal bank defaults
Sydney International Boat Show updates
Portland’s new state-of-the-art boat ramp officially opened
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 10, 2014 - KIWI hits higher
SECUMAR appoint new sales director
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 9, 2014 - New stat pushes ANZACs
Your invitation to the Seawind 1160 LITE World launch
APSNZ appoints Duthie Lidgard as new MD   
Abell Point Marina looking shipshape   
Oceanis 48 at the Sydney International Boat Show   
Bar Crusher's fully-enclosed fishing weapons   
World premieres and national debuts for Sydney International Boat Show   
Marine Auctions experiencing rising tide of interest *Feature   
Télégramme Group acquires majority stake in OC Sport   
Barnacle-encrusted Mercury outboard starts after lengthy submersion   
Auckland On Water Boat Show to hold world record attempt   
Zodiac at Sydney International Boat Show 2014 – Australian   
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor space filling fast   
Countdown to Sydney International Boat Show *Feature   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 5, 2014 - AUD jaw boned lower   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 4, 2014 - AUD Overvalued   
Cannes Yachting Festival - Oceanic Yachts 90' STS to premiere   
Global Marina Institute recognises marina professionals worldwide   
Ferretti Group continues to grow internationally   
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature   
Auction - Beneteau First 47.7 - Sintara   
Fusion achieves industry-wide acceptance of FUSION-Link   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT