BOM, Weatherzone watch for brand new cyclone as ex-tropical cyclone Kirrily hits Gulf Nation

Ex-tropical cyclone Kirrily continues to threaten elements of Queensland with harmful and “life threatening flooding”, amid fears a brand new cyclone could possibly be brewing off the east coast.

A extreme climate warning was issued for the southwest Gulf Nation close to the Northern Territory on Saturday morning, because the system makes its means additional southwest.

Within the 24 hours to 9am Friday, greater than 300mm of rain was recorded in some elements of the area, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning the climate system would probably deliver heavy rainfall resulting in flashflooding in western elements of the Gulf Nation, north west, and Channel Nation districts.

However the bureau has warned regionally intense rainfall which might result in “harmful and life threatening flash flooding” can also be doable, notably on the southern and western sides of the system.

“Remoted six-hourly totals between 150 and 200 mm are doable with 24-hourly totals exceeding 300 mm,” the bureau warned.

The storm system might additionally deliver with it damaging wind gusts in extra of 90 km/h.

In the meantime, meteorologists are carefully monitoring a low stress system that shaped close to Okay’gari throughout the week.

It’s unlikely the low will grow to be a cyclone at this stage given it shaped to date south.

However given it was monitoring north-east, away from the Queensland coast, Weatherzone this week mentioned if the system developed additional it might type a cyclone within the Coral Sea earlier than heading again in the direction of land.

“Fashions counsel this technique will spend a minimum of every week sitting over heat tropical waters within the northern Coral Sea. Most certainly this technique will deliver direct impacts to New Caledonia and perhaps Vanuatu, earlier than it tracks west again in the direction of the Queensland coast,” the climate reporting service mentioned on Thursday.

“At this stage, there may be sufficient uncertainty to take the forecast of a tropical cyclone with a big grain of salt. Its greatest to bear in mind however not alarmed about this technique.”

If a cyclone did type, it could be the third to batter Queensland this summer time, after tropical cyclone Jasper introduced record-breaking rain and heavy flooding to Far North Queensland round Christmas.

Kirrily hit the coast as a class 3 storm late final month.

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