Tropical cyclone Imogen moves further inland across the eastern Gulf country. A transition to a tropical low is expected soon, but heavy rains and locally damaging winds remain possible.
Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the center of 75 kilometers per hour with gusts of wind up to 100 kilometers per hour.
Location: within 30 kilometers of 17. 6 degrees south 141. 7 degrees east, estimated 65 kilometers east of Normanton and 90 kilometers northwest of Croydon.
The tropical cyclone Imogen crossed the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria north of Karumba at around 9 p.m. yesterday evening. Imogen is expected to continue moving east to southeast in the short term, bringing it further inland today. The system has recently maintained its strength over land, but is expected to gradually transition to a tropical low later in the morning. In the longer term, the system is expected to run more slowly to the southeast towards the northern tropical and Herbert Lower Burdekin coasts as a deep tropical low.
GALES with gusts of wind up to 105 km / h were recently observed around Normanton on the southwest flank of the cyclone. It is likely that the storms will extend to around 80 kilometers from the center of the cyclone for the next few hours. Winds should generally ease below storm strength on Monday morning as Imogen transitions to a tropical low. For the rest of Monday, however, violent thunderstorms with isolated, damaging wind gusts remain possible.
HEAVY RAINFALL, likely to result in flash floods, low-lying flooding, and river flooding, is observed on the southeastern coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria and adjacent inland areas and is expected to continue near the cyclone until Monday. Heavy rains will spread inland to the southern Cape York Peninsula on Monday as the cyclone moves further inland. A separate severe weather warning is currently in place to damage wind gusts and heavy rainfall further east across the southern peninsula and the tropical north coast.
People between Karumba and Gilbert River Mouth and inland from Croydon should stay inside until the cyclone is over and listen to the next advice at 8am.
– For emergency assistance, call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising floods, fallen trees on buildings, or roof damage). .
This warning is also available through television and radio broadcasts. the website of the Presidium at www. bom. government. Au or by phone at 1300 659 210. The bureau and the state ambulance service would appreciate if this warning were broadcast regularly.
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