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18 March 2019
Cyclone Trevor is forecast to bring heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding across Far North Queensland over the next few days.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s tracking map suggests the Category 1 storm could reach Cape York Peninsula tomorrow about 7pm AEST.
“Tropical Cyclone Trevor continues to intensify while moving towards the Cape York Peninsula coast,” the bureau says. “It is expected to continue to intensify to Category 2 before crossing the eastern Cape York Peninsula coast later on Tuesday.”
Current projections have the cyclone moving west-southwest towards a sparsely populated region, with sustained winds near the storm’s centre of 85km/h and gusts to 120km/h.
The bureau stresses its forecast is a best estimate and incorporates uncertainty associated with cyclone monitoring.
Last month a cyclone watch for storm Oma was cancelled after initial projections showed it could hit the southeast Queensland coast, including Brisbane, and northern NSW.
There are about 10-13 tropical cyclones on average each season and four typically cross the coast. The season ends next month.