Devastating storm system off the coast of Australia will develop into a full cyclone before it bursts in two states
- Tropical low in the Gulf of Carpentaria threatens to develop into Cyclone Esther
- It is currently 250 km from Mornington Island and follows QLD and NT
- The system is expected to reach the country on Monday, with heavy wet weather
Residents of Queensland and Northern Territory close the shutters while a slowly moving tropical layer in the Gulf of Carpentaria threatens to develop into a powerful cyclone.
The tropical low point in the middle of the Gulf is predicted to strengthen a Category 1 system at night before tracking to parts of Queensland and the NT in the coming days, the Meteorology Bureau said.
The system is currently about 250 km from Mornington Island, which is bracing itself for the consequences.
Predictors who follow the system expect Cyclone to turn Esther into a Category 2 system before they travel around the shoreline around the state border around Monday.
Predictors who follow the system expect Cyclone to turn Esther into a Category 2 system before moving around the shoreline around the state border around Monday
The region can receive up to 200 mm of rain on Sunday, rising to 250 mm if the system lands on Monday, according to meteorologists
The system has been difficult to develop in the last 24 hours, but the environment remains ‘favorable’ to intensify into a tropical cyclone as it goes further south.
“Regardless of development, we can expect to see a lot of heavy weather through the wave while it is in a monsoon trough,” BoM meteorologist Grace Legge said on Sunday.
‘Damaging winds, heavy rainfall and abnormal high tide are possible through the coastal areas and up to the peninsula.
“Dangerous storms can be embedded in the tires with locally destructive winds and even tornadoes possible for the peninsula.”
There is a Cyclone Watch from Port Roper in the NT, all the way to Kowanyama in Queensland, including Groote Island.
The rising Balonne River is depicted in southwestern Queensland, while intense rainfall on Saturday swelled the river systems in the region up to five times
Windstorms can develop in these areas in the coming 24 hours, as well as inland areas.
The region can receive up to 200 mm of rain on Sunday, rising to 250 mm if the system lands Monday, meteorologist Shane Kennedy said.
“It will weaken after crossing the coast, but we expect significant rainfall,” Kennedy said.
It is expected to have harmful effects on destructive wind, heavy rainfall, harmful waves, floods and abnormally high water.
There are flood warnings for basins of the Gulf of Carpentaria with more than 400 mm of rain within 48 hours.
There is a heavy weather warning for the wave, up to the Strait of Torres.
Abnormally high tides are expected to flood the coast, with large waves causing small floods.
Sustained winds of 100 km / h are expected, with harmful gusts of wind up to 155 km / h.
The slow-moving system is expected to weaken as it moves to central Northern Territory before potentially affecting Western Australia later in the week.
There are flood warnings for basins of the Gulf of Carpentaria (photo) with more than 400 mm of rain falling within 48 hours
Forecasters say the system could strengthen after passing Western Australia and that the cyclone in the South Indian Ocean could reform and possibly make a second landing on the Pilbara coast later in the week.
In Sydney, predictors predict that a low-pressure system could bring wet weather to the city on Wednesday as it moves along the south coast.
“Depending on the timing of that front, which often involves a lot of instability and thunderstorms, we could see thunderstorms trigger,” BoM predictor Helen Kirkup told Daily Mail Australia.
“At this stage we looked broadly at a 50 percent chance of showers in Sydney – we’ll have to say how the front lines are. At the moment it is good west of Australia. “
Melbourne also saw showers arise early in the week. The chance of showers in the Victorian capital varies from 50 to 60 percent between Monday and Wednesday.
WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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