Huge cyclone brewing off the coast of Australia is gaining momentum because it will crash the east coast
Brewing cyclone off the coast of Australia is gaining strength and is set to infuse parts of the country with heavy rain and dangerous storm tides
- A cyclone brewing off the coast of QLD and NT is expected to hit Australia
- It is expected that, before reaching the country, it will become a category 2 tropical cyclone
- The Northern Territory is expected to reach late Sunday or early Monday
- It will send heavy rainfall and destructive winds to parts of the NT and QLD
A cyclone off the north coast of Australia is expected to cause extreme weather when it hits the coast in the coming days.
Residents of Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria are alert to a tropical cyclone that could form later on Saturday.
The Bureau of Meteorology says the weather system – which Esther will be called as it forms – could cause destructive winds and up to 200 mm rainfall.
Senior meteorologist Gabriel Branescu said Friday that a cyclone guard was present in the northeast of the Northern Territory to Normanton – 500 km east of the border between Queensland and Northern Territory.
A cyclone is expected to reach the northern coast of Australia in the coming days and bring heavy rainfall and destructive winds to the region
It is likely to see harmful winds, even potentially destructive winds during late Sunday and Monday, “he said.
“We will see a storm flood over Mornington Island and the southern parts of the Gulf of Carpentaria.”
When the cyclone reaches the mainland, the country is predicted to land in the Northern Territory, northwest of Wollogorang, between Center Island and the Queensland border.
The Bureau of Meterology said that at this stage the system is expected to intensify to a category two tropical cyclone before the landfall.
It is expected to cross as a tropical category 2 cyclone on Sunday at around 11 a.m. before weakening to a category one by Monday evening.
A spokesperson for the Bureau of Meterology told Daily Mail Australia that there will be heavy rainfall, damaging destructive winds and storms along the shoreline.
“Storm flood, the mass of water pushed ashore, is typically one of the greatest effects or dangers of tropical cyclones,” he said.
“It is what killed most people worldwide. This can be particularly dangerous in this part of the world.
The Bureau of Meteorology said the system is moving slowly and is expected to intensify to a category two tropical cyclone before it reaches the country
“Like the crossing [of the cyclone] coinciding with a flood it can be particularly dangerous, which can be a problem in this part of the world.
“It’s pretty sparsely populated there so luckily there’s not such a big risk to the infrastructure.”
The Bureau of Meteorlogy has warned that on Sunday or early Monday storms may develop over coastal areas and neighboring inland communities between Nhulunbuy and Karumba, including Mornington Island, Borroloola Wollogorang and Groote Eylandt.
Destructive winds with gusts of more than 125 km / h are possible between approximately Borroloola and Mornington Island, including Center Island on Mondays.
Rainfall is predicted for over the northern parts of the territory and Queensland, with potential flooding expected in areas around the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Abnormally high tides are expected to be developed around the Gulf of Carpentaria (pictured here Karumba, located on the Gulf) with the potential of flash floods after heavy rainfall
There is also rainfall forecast for drought affected areas in southern Queensland.
The weather system is predicted to weaken on Tuesday as it moves west toward the central northern area.
Flood Watches are currently in place for the catchment areas of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
A separate weather system is predicted to bring rain to cities in the southern interior of the state, including Charleville, Longreach, Bollon, and Roma.
According to Mr. Branescu, the heaviest rainfall is predicted to fall on Saturday and Sunday, with intense rainfall on possible floods.
It is also predicted that rains will permeate parts of Noord-NSW at the weekend.
FIVE DAY WEATHER FORECAST
SUNDAY: Min 20. Max 26. Possible shower.
MONDAY: Min 18. Max 27. Partly cloudy.
TUESDAY: Min 19. Max 28. Sunny.
WEDNESDAY: Min 21. Max 32. Possible shower or storm.
THURSDAY: Min 29. Max 25. Possible shower.
SUNDAY: Min 22. Max 27 Shower or two.
MONDAY: Min 21. Max 27. Showers.
TUESDAY: Min 21. Max 29. Shower or two.
WEDNESDAY: Min 22. Max 31. Shower or two.
THURSDAY: Min 23. Max 30. Shower or two. Possible storm.
SUNDAY: Min 16. Max 32. Sunny.
MONDAY: Min 19. Max 30. Partly cloudy.
TUESDAY: Min 18. Max 29. Mostly sunny.
WEDNESDAY: Min 16. Max 23. Cloudy.
THURSDAY: Min 12. Max 23. Mostly sunny.
SUNDAY: Min 21. Max 33. Possible shower or storm.
MONDAY: Min 22. Max 35. Shower or two. Possible storm.
TUESDAY: Min 22. Max 35. Partly cloudy.
WEDNESDAY: Min 22. Max 34. Partly cloudy.
THURSDAY: Min 23. Max 35. Partly cloudy.
SUNDAY: Min 13. Max 31. Mostly sunny.
MONDAY: Min 16. Max 26. Possible afternoon shower.
TUESDAY: Min 17. Max 28. Shower or two.
WEDNESDAY: Min 14. Max 19. Showering or two holds.
THURSDAY: Min 12. Max 21. Mostly sunny.
SUNDAY: Min 14. Max 29. Partly cloudy.
MONDAY: Min 13. Max 31. Mostly sunny.
TUESDAY: Min 15. Max 31. Partly cloudy.
WEDNESDAY: Min 17. Max 30. Possible shower or storm.
THURSDAY: Min 12. Max 29. Partly cloudy
SUNDAY: Min 28. Max 33. Possible shower or storm.
MONDAY: Min 29. Max 33. Possible rain or storm.
TUESDAY: Min 28. Max 34. Shower or two. Possible storm.
WEDNESDAY: Min 29. Max 33. Showers. Possible storm.
THURSDAY: Min 27. Max. Showers. Possible storm.
SUNDAY: Min 12. Max 25. Mostly sunny.
MONDAY: Min 14. Max 23. Partly Cloudy.
TUESDAY: Min 13. Max 27. Mostly sunny.
WEDNESDAY: Min. 12. Max. 18. Morning shower or two.
THURSDAY: Min 11. Max 19. Cloudy.
Source: Bureau of Meteorology