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URGENT: Tropical Cyclone Kimi Alert for Far North QLD
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
17107 posts
This sort of came out of nowhere and hasn't hit the news or the council website yet; if you or family live in FNQ they need to prepare for a category 2 crossing early tomorrow morning! Just watched the ABC weather update and they still have it marked as a low pressure system.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts to 130 km/h may develop about coastal and island areas between Cape Flattery and Cairns from early Monday morning as the cyclone approaches.

GALES with gusts to 120km/h may develop about coastal and island areas between Cape Melville and Cardwell from Sunday evening. These GALES may extend inland to Palmerville and Chillagoe on Monday as the cyclone moves inland.

HEAVY RAINFALL is forecast to develop about coastal and adjacent inland areas between Cape Flattery and Cardwell from Sunday afternoon. A Flood Watch is current for this area; refer to that product for more detail.


Flooding is a risk but a storm surge in addition to rainfall flooding seems unlikely:

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES are likely on Sunday night and Monday as the cyclone approaches, however they are unlikely to exceed the highest tide of the year.
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml
02:17pm 17/01/21 Permalink
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trog
Other International
40119 posts
Stay safe FNQ fam!!
02:29pm 17/01/21 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
17108 posts
Also its been raining a fair bit lately with the monsoon, so the rivers are already up and the land inundated. Local flooding in the usual areas is almost certain.
02:36pm 17/01/21 Permalink
trog
Other International
40120 posts
My partern's family live up inland from Cairns up in the tablelands, don't think they're at any risk of flooding but keeping an eye out. I fkn love going up there to visit (spent an awesome week in Palm Cove a couple months back) so hoping everything pulls through OK
09:03pm 17/01/21 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41547 posts
tablelands is a nice spot!
05:16am 18/01/21 Permalink
trog
Other International
40121 posts
It's gorgeous and Cairns and the glory of the reef are like RIGHT THERE. I can't believe I only discovered it now.
10:17am 18/01/21 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
17109 posts
Its also pretty cheap at the moment to visit because of 'the virus'. A 2021 winter holiday in Cairns is warm, cheap, fun, and no cyclones will f*** it up for you.

Looks like its gonna bash the people somewhere between Innisfail/Cardwell/Tully yet again. At least anything still standing in that region after Larry and Yasi should hold up to a strong cat 2 pretty easily.
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HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
21555 posts
Never been to FNQ shall add it to the list, hopefully now the borders are open they remain open. I was meant to be in Queensland over Australia day long weekend
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Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41550 posts
cairns is better in june :)
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