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Jan 19, 2021
Calmed-down Kimi no longer cyclone threat

Calmed-down Kimi no longer cyclone threat

Cyclone Kimi has weakened into a tropical low and is no longer expected to strike the North Queensland coast with significant impact, although it may bring heavy rainfall. At 4am today the system was about 135km north-east of Townsville, with sustained winds near the centre of 65km/h and gusts to 95km/h. The Bureau of Meteorology… ...

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Jan 18, 2021
Cyclone intensifies to category 2 system

Cyclone intensifies to category 2 system

Tropical cyclone Kimi has intensified to a category 2 system as it continues to hover off the North Queensland coast. It was estimated to be 165km north of Townsville at 4pm today (January 18) and moving south-southeast at 14km per hour. The warning zone stretches from Innisfail to Ayr, with a cyclone watch for Ayr… ...

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Jan 18, 2021
NQ residents urged to prepare as cyclone hovers off coast

NQ residents urged to prepare as cyclone hovers off coast

Tropical cyclone Kimi is moving slowly south and may cross the coast overnight or on Tuesday on current tracking, the Bureau of Meteorology says. At 10am today (January 18) cyclone Kimi was estimated to be  90km east of Cairns and 250km north of Townsville. The warning zone for the category 1 cyclone extends from Port… ...

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Jan 18, 2021
Port Douglas to Ayr in cyclone warning zone

Port Douglas to Ayr in cyclone warning zone

Tropical cyclone Kimi is moving slowly south and is expected to veer south-south-west towards the north Queensland coast today. The warning zone for the category 1 cyclone extends from Port Douglas to Ayr and inland to Mareeba and Atherton, including Cairns and Townsville. The latest Bureau of Meteorology advice is that the system is most… ...

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Jan 17, 2021
Cyclone warning as Kimi hovers off FNQ coast

Cyclone warning as Kimi hovers off FNQ coast

People between Cape Melville and Cardwell are being urged to prepare as category 1 cyclone Kimi threatens the Far North Queensland coast. At 4pm today the cyclone was estimated to be 135km east of Cooktown and 175km north-north-east of Cairns, with winds near the centre of 75km/h and wind gusts to 100km/h. Tropical cyclone Kimi… ...

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Jan 05, 2021
Miners monitor wet season threat

Miners monitor wet season threat

Mining operations closer to the east coast are keeping an eye on falls brought on by a tropical low. The Bureau of Meteorology this morning issued a severe weather warning for the Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts. It predicts potential isolated… ...

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Mar 23, 2019
Skeleton staff cover mine essentials as gulf cyclone travels inland

Skeleton staff cover mine essentials as gulf cyclone travels inland

Glencore has contingency plans to ensure the safety of its workforce left onsite at McArthur River Mine at Boorroloola in the Northern Territory. The mine is more than 30 kilometres off the coast in the Gulf of Carpentaria and in the path of Cyclone Trevor. Glencore suspended operations at McArthur River Mine on Friday. The… ...

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