Tonight we are waiting for Tropical Cyclone Anthony to cross the coastline about 200km's north of us around the Proserpine/Bowen district. Pretty certain that here although we will still recieve stong>gale force winds and a bunch of rain, that should be the extent of it. TC Anthony is currently a category 1 cyclone which is rated the weakest but may cross as a category 2. Last March, we experienced Tropical Cyclone Ululi in full force and at Category 3 was pretty full on but luckliy for us we maintained little damage compared to others.
However the tracking forecast for later in the week is alarming to say the least. There is a large system that has been formed and is named TC Yasi. THis is still located around the coast of Fiji. Yasi is very large, and apparently extremely destructive with a massive 300km+ storm centre.
|From Google Earth. Australia on the right with TC Anthony about to cross|
the coast of Qld around Bowen, with TC Yasi the massive white cell to the right.
|TC Anthony nearly at the Qld Coast line with the much more impressive TC Yasi on the right. Kinda puts things|
into perspective. TC Yasi is huge...nearly 1/3 the span of the Qld coast.