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TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION BULLETIN
For 11:16 am EST on Monday 2 April 2018

At 10 am AEST Monday, Tropical Cyclone Iris (Category 1) with central pressure
995 hPa was located over the Coral Sea
near latitude 16.9 south longitude 148.7 east, which is about 310 km east of
Cairns and 330 km northeast of Townsville.

The cyclone is moving southwest at 13 kilometres per hour.

Tropical cyclone Iris has redeveloped in the Coral Sea off the tropical
Queensland coast.


Tropical cyclone Iris is expected to continue moving southwest for most of the
day today, before becoming slow moving tonight. On Tuesday the system is
expected to turn east and move away from the Queensland coast. It may develop
further, but is not expected to cross the Queensland coast.

Damaging wind gusts and heavy rainfall are possible about coastal and island
areas between about Rollingstone and Sarina as the cyclone makes its closest
approach to the coast.
A severe weather warning is current for these
conditions; refer to that product for more information.


The next Information Bulletin will be issued by 5 pm AEST today.
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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:33 am Monday, 2 April 2018.
Weather Situation:
At 10am Tropical cyclone Iris was located approximately 330km northeast of Townsville and moving slowly southwest. It is expected to move southward and track closer to the coast today, before moving more southeastward on Tuesday. There remains some level of uncertainty regarding its movement and development over the coming days.
Damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess 100km/h, may develop about the coast, islands and higher terrain within the warning area between Townsville and Sarina during Monday evening or Tuesday morning.
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is also expected to develop later today, particularly between Ayr and Sarina. Six hour totals of 50 to 100mm are likely, with local falls up to 150mm possible. 24 hour totals of 200mm are possible.
A Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Rollingstone and Sarina is current.
See Queensland Warnings Summary to view the current flood warnings for Queensland
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen, Townsville, Palm Island, Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Monday.
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1
Issued at 11:42 pm EST on Monday 2 April 2018


Headline:
Tropical cyclone watch has been declared for tropical cyclone Iris.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
None.

Watch Zone
Ayr to St Lawrence, including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands.

Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Iris at 10:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 75 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 100 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 55 kilometres of 17.2 degrees South 149.0 degrees East, estimated to be 345 kilometres east of Cairns and 325 kilometres northeast of Townsville.

Movement: south at 6 kilometres per hour.

Tropical cyclone Iris redeveloped in the Coral Sea off of the tropical Queensland coast earlier this morning, and has been moving slowly southwards and intensifying during Monday.

Tropical cyclone Iris is expected to continue moving slowly to the south during Tuesday while continuing to intensify, before curving more to the southeast, parallel to the Queensland coast on Wednesday. At this stage, the cyclone is not expected to cross the Queensland coast, but may approach the coast close enough to produce significant impacts.

Hazards:
GALES extend outwards to 150 kilometres from the centre and may develop about coastal and island communities between Ayr and St Lawrence, including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands, early Wednesday morning.

Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding may develop during Tuesday and Wednesday. A flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Rollingstone and St Lawrence.

Recommended Action:
People between Ayr and St. Lawrence, including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands, should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

- Information is available from your local government

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 5:00 am AEST Tuesday 03 April.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.
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Severe Weather Warning
for DESTRUCTIVE WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 12:01 am Tuesday, 3 April 2018.
Weather Situation:
At 10pm Tropical cyclone Iris (Category 1) was located approximately 320km northeast of Townsville and moving slowly south southwest. It is expected to move southward and track closer to the coast and intensify to a Category 2 during Tuesday.
Damaging and destructive wind gusts may develop within the warning area associated with the inner core of Tropical cyclone Iris.
A Tropical Cyclone Advice has been issued for Tropical Cyclone Iris. A watch zone is current for the coast between Ayr to St Lawrence.
See Queensland Warnings Summary to view the current Tropical Cyclone Advice and Track Map.
Damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess to 90km/h, may develop about the coast, islands and higher terrain within the warning area between Ayr and St Lawrence during Tuesday morning well ahead of the approach of the cyclone.
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is also possible between Ayr and Sarina is expected to develop later on Tuesday. Six hour totals of 150 to 200mm are possible.
A Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Rollingstone and St Lawrence is current.
See Queensland Warnings Summary to view the current flood warnings for Queensland.
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen, Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 am AEST Tuesday.
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 4
Issued at 11:03 am EST on Tuesday 3 April 2018


Headline:
Tropical cyclone warning remains current. Iris remains category 2 off the Herbert and Lower Burdekin coast.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
Ayr to Sarina, including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands.

Watch Zone
Sarina to St Lawrence.


Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Iris at 10:00 am AEST:
Intensity: Category 2, sustained winds near the centre of 95 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 130 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 45 kilometres of 17.1 degrees South 149.0 degrees East, estimated to be 335 kilometres northeast of Townsville and 450 kilometres north of Mackay.

Movement: southeast at 4 km/h.

Tropical cyclone Iris remains a category 2 cyclone off the Herbert and Lower Burdekin coast.

Tropical cyclone Iris is expected to continue moving slowly to the southeast, parallel to the Queensland coast, for the next two days while slowly intensifying. On Thursday the cyclone should slow down and begin to weaken. It may reverse direction and adopt a track to the northwest overnight Thursday or on Friday. The cyclone is not expected to cross the Queensland coast in the short to medium term, but may approach the coast close enough to produce significant impacts.

Hazards:
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS are occurring close to the core of the cyclone. These DESTRUCTIVE WINDS may impact the coastal fringe and islands between Bowen and Mackay, including the Whitsunday Islands, from early Wednesday morning if the cyclone takes a more southerly track than expected.

GALES may develop about coastal and island communities between Ayr and Sarina, including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands, from this evening or early Wednesday morning. These GALES may then extend south to St Lawrence later on Wednesday.

Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding may develop during Tuesday and Wednesday. A Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Rollingstone and St Lawrence.

Recommended Action:
People between Ayr and Sarina including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands, and adjacent inland areas, should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property using available daylight hours.

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

People between Sarina and St Lawrence should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

- Information is available from your local government

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 2:00 pm AEST Tuesday 03 April.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.
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