(GULF COAST, Queensland.) JUST IN: Tropical Cyclone #Imogen due to make landfall on Sunday evening according to Bureau of Meteorolgy (BOM) bringing it with it high winds & heavy rain leading to flooding accordign to a severe weather warning that’s in place #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.03: The first cyclone of the season has formed over Queensland’s south-east Gulf Coast, making landfall near Karumba late on Sunday evening: At 10:00pm, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said Tropical Cyclone Imogen was located 10 kilometres north-east of Karumba and 230 kilometres south-west of Kowanyama: The cyclone is a category one, the lowest classification, and advice states the warning zone is from Burketown to Kowanyama, extending inland to Croydon:

Tropical Cyclone #Imogen, the first of the season, forms over Gulf, crosses coast north of Karumba National Warnings Summary: http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings/index.shtml

Posted 11h ago, updated 1h ago

A forecast map by BOM showing Tropical Cyclone Imogen crossing the coast near Karumba.

Tropical Cyclone Imogen is expected to move further inland and transition to a tropical low.(Supplied: BOM)

The bureau said Imogen was expected to continue moving east-south-eastwards in the short term, taking it further inland on Sunday evening and Monday, where it is expected to transition to a tropical low: ” Coastal residents between Karumba and Kowanyama are specifically warned of the dangerous storm tide on [Sunday] evening’s high tide,” the bureau said: ” Sea levels are expected to reach well above the normal tide, with damaging waves and flooding of some low-lying areas close to the shoreline.”……..People from Burketown to Kowanyama are being asked to remain indoors until the cyclone has passed and to listen for the bureau’s next advice at 2:00am on Monday: Previous advice for people in areas from Mornington Island to Burketown has been cancelled.

A severe weather warning is also current for parts of the north tropical coast, where the low is likely to produce widespread heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding over coming days: BOM forecaster Matt Marshall said some locations could receive a few hundred millimetres of rain on Monday:

” As you move towards the northern tropical coast — so, Cairns down to Townsville — heavy rainfall is [going] to be the main hazard in that area,” he said: ” That’s going to be sustained [over] Monday and Tuesday, and possibly Wednesday.”

In October, ,,,,,,,,,,,,the BOM released its tropical cyclone outlook for the summer, which predicted a 66 per cent chance of more tropical cyclones than average: Usually, around four tropical cyclones cross the Australian coast in a season: ” We’re still early in the season,” Mr Marshall said: ” I think there’s a good chance we’ll see a bit more activity about the Gulf and the Coral Sea later in the season.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Jan.03: 2020:

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