Residents in the far north of Queensland braced themselves for heavy rain and storm force of up to 164 km / h as zombie & # 39 ;. Cyclone Owen is intensifying into a category two system.
The Bureau of Meteorology said Wednesday that the cyclone goes west over the Gulf of Carpentaria, about 140 km southeast of Groote Eylandt from the Northern Territory.
Cyclone Owen will then change direction on Wednesday evening and on Thursday around 10:00 AM AEST will continue to work up a category three system.
The Bureau of Meteorology said Wednesday that the cyclone goes west over the Gulf of Carpentaria, about 140 km southeast of Groote Eylandt from the Northern Territory (photo)
The monster is then expected to remain a category three cyclone when Friday afternoon crosses the Queensland coastline between Karumba and Cape Keerweer.
Residents between the border between Queensland and Northern Territory have been warned to prepare for storm winds up to 224 km / h, with people on Mornington Island, 470 km north of Mount Isa, evacuating as a precaution.
It is expected that destructive winds with gusts up to 130 km / h along the coast near the Northern Territory and the border with Queensland on Thursday will develop
The cyclone is expected to weaken to a low pressure system by the weekend, but will still bring destructive winds and heavy rainfall of up to 200 mm to the Townsville region on Saturday.
BOM Extreme Weather Desk manager, James Taylor, says the system will then go south, dumping much-needed heavy rainfall along the east coast of the state.
& # 39; During the weekend, there is a potential for heavy rainfall for much of the Queensland coast, with the forecast of the tropical cyclone moving to the south, & # 39; Taylor said.
As a result of the southern displacement of the tropical cyclone, Mr. Taylor said that a low-pressure system is expected to develop over Victoria during Thursday.
& # 39; The low appearance is likely to move gradually to the southwest of NSW on Friday and then to the south during the weekend south of Tasmania by Sunday evening. & # 39;
A low pressure system in combination with a cyclone causes the east coast of Australia to be hit by the heaviest thunderstorms in nine months, warn predictors
The system can draw moisture to the south, creating a large bundle of clouds with associated heavy thunderstorms along a large part of the east of the continent.
Heavy rainfall related to the cloud band seems likely to affect Victoria on Thursday and then Friday to the south.
Southeastern Southeast Australia and the north and east of Tasmania can also be hit by heavy rains in the coming days, "he said.
Severe thunderstorms in the cloud zone are predicted for the east of New South Wales, but the associated heavy rainfall is probably sporadic in nature.
The heavy thunderstorms that hit the East Coast this week are the worst that the coastline has seen in nine months.
A low-pressure system in the south and the cyclone in the north together form a perfect storm that hits New South Wales, the south of Queensland and Victoria.
Predictors warned earlier that it will be the most intense weather situation since March and meteorologist Rob Sharpe said that the worst of it will be felt Thursday.
South Queensland will experience intense weather due to a zombie cyclone in the north of the country
The ex-tropical cyclone Owen, which was re-developed into a category one system on Tuesday, ripped trees away during its destruction path
& # 39; Thursday will be a big day of the weather. Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Canberra – all have a chance of heavy thunderstorms, & # 39; he told news.com.au.
Mr. Sharpe added people to Melbourne and Sydney had to prepare for heavy thunderstorms to continue on Friday.
A predictor from the Bureau of Meteorology told Daily Mail Australia that the thunderstorms would be the result of a cold front in the south of the country.
We have a cold front with a low pressure system from Victoria to New South Wales, which gradually starts moving east on Thursday, & # 39; said the predictor.
& # 39; Thursday will bring a gang of showers and a potential storm to Sydney, but where it will fall will be known closer to the times.
& # 39; In terms of Sydney, storms and storms with the west in the interior expected a temperature deferral.
Residents in the north of Queensland have also been warned of the ex-tropical cyclone that Owen could redefine into a category-three system
Sydney should be on Thursday for heavy thunderstorms
Ex Cyclone Owen (photo) gets speed again during his journey through the Gulf of Carpentaria
Canberra can also expect storms of 55 mm of rain between Thursday and Saturday.
Broken Hill is expected to reach a peak of 38C for the cold front and the low pressure system on Thursday, reducing the outside temperature to 25C.
It was also predicted that Brisbane would get up to 100 mm of rain during the week.
Residents in the north of Queensland had also been warned of the ex-tropical cyclone that Owen could raise against a category-three system on Thursday, after which it was redeveloped on Tuesday at 8 pm into a category one system.
People from Cape Shield in the Northern Territory to Burketown in Queensland were bracing for the Zombie Cyclone & # 39;
Owen was previously a Zombie Cyclone & # 39; because it was brought back to life because it collected power over hot water in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Category-three cyclones can break down roofs of houses, destroy buildings and lay down trees and high-voltage lines of up to 264 km / h.
There is a significant danger of falling trees and debris and the local population has been warned to decide where they will be sheltered.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warned of highly destructive & # 39; wind by the time the cyclone hits the capacity, with & # 39; serious and comprehensive & # 39; damage is a very real possibility.
Heavy rainfall and flash floods were experienced in coastal areas and adjacent inland areas between the towns of Port Douglas and Ingham in northern Queensland – and will probably continue
& # 39; Little calm after the storm & # 39 ;, a comment next to this photo of Four Mile Beach in the Port of Queensland, Port Douglas
Heavy rainfall hit Port Douglas on Tuesday, with more ferocious weather on the east coast of Australia this week
& # 39; It can reach the intensity of category three if conditions remain favorable. A coastal crossing along the southeastern Gulf of Carpentaria during Friday is very likely, & BOM says.
Residents of Igham, Innisfail, Cardwall and Tully received heavy storm warnings and insisted on keeping abreast of weather warnings and changes in circumstances.
A cyclone watch is current from the Cape Shield of the Northern Territory to Burketown in Queensland, including Groote Eylandt and Mornington Island.
Approximately 80 municipal officials on Mornington Island have been evacuated from houses that have not been built to withstand a wild-weather event, while other residents have also left.
Residents who stay behind have been warned to prepare for the worst.
It is time for people to ensure that they have sufficient supplies to keep them for a while. They also need to make sure their yards and accommodation are cleaned & # 39 ;, told CEO Frank Mills of Mornington Shire Tuesday on ABC radio.
& # 39; Anything that can become a rocket in strong winds must be stacked away. & # 39;
The weather system has already dumped the rain in the far north of Queensland after having crossed the coast near the seaside town of Port Douglas on Monday.
Queensland & # 39; s Palm Cove got a short delay before the ex-tropical cyclone Owen redeveloped into a category one system
Port Douglas experienced nearly 300 mm of rain during the night when Owen continued on Monday, while Cairns was soaked with 170 mm of rain
Port Douglas experienced almost 300 mm of rain at the beginning of the week when Owen switched early on Monday, while Cairns was soaked 170 mm.
Predictors predicted that the system would continue west on Tuesday before returning to the Queensland coast.
Wind power and heavy rain are expected from the beginning of Wednesday.
Gusts have already reached 85 kilometers per hour, BOM told Daily Mail Australia.
The ex-tropical cyclone Owen is expected to steadily move westward on Tuesday and is likely to redevelop it into a tropical cyclone over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria on Wednesday morning, & # 39; said a meteorologist for BOM.
& # 39; During the Wednesday or Thursday, the tropical cyclone is expected to slow down and return to the Queensland coast. & # 39;
The cyclone is expected to reach an intensity of category three on Thursday at 16:00.
The Flood lasted the whole evening and can return shortly thereafter, depending on the movement of the former cyclone
THE FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST OF AUSTRALIA
Wednesday: min. 19, max. 24, rain wednesday: min. 14, max. 33, rain
Thursday: Min 20, Max 26, Storm Thursday: Min 21, Max 23, Storm
Friday: Min 21, Max 28, Rain Friday: Min 18, Max 22, Rain
Saturday: Min 21, Max 27, Rain Saturday: Min 15, Max 25, Storm
Wednesday: Min 20, Max 30, Cloudy Wednesday: Min 24, Max 33, Rain
Thursday: min. 20, max. 31, sunny Thursday: min. 14, max. 29, rain
Friday: Min 22, Max 30, Storm Friday: Min 12, Max 20, Rain
Saturday: Min 22, Max 29, Storm Saturday: Min 15, Max 24, Regen
Wednesday: Min 28, Max 35, Cloudy Wednesday: Min 16, Max 27, Rain
Thursday: Min 28, Max 34, Rain Thursday: Min 16, Max 33, Sunny
Friday: Min. 27, Max. 33, Storm Friday: Min. 21, Max. 38, Sunny
Saturday: Min 26, Max 33, Storm Saturday: Min 21, Max 32, cloudy
Wednesday: min. 14, max. 28, rain wednesday: min. 10, max. 28, sunny
Thursday: Min 17, Max 26, Storm Thursday: Min 15, Max 23, Rain
Friday: Min 16, Max 26, Rain Friday: Min 16, Max 22, Cloud
Saturday: minus 15, max. 28, rain Saturday: minus 15, max. 20, rain
Source: Bureau of Meteorology