Sunday 24 January 2010

Cyclone Olga upgraded to Cat 2, to cross near Cooktown

BOM 4:55am report...

  • Tropical Cyclone Olga, category 2, is currently located over the northwest Coral Sea and is continuing to move steadily towards the coast.

    GALES are expected to develop about the coast between Coen and Innisfail this morning.

    DESTRUCTIVE WINDS are likely to develop about the coast between Cape Flattery and Port Douglas by late morning.

    Very heavy rainfall with localised flooding is expected to develop about the North Tropical Coast during the day.

    As the cyclone crosses the coast, abnormally high tides are expected between Cape Flattery and Cairns, but the sea level should not exceed the highest tide of the year. Large waves are likely along the beachfront.

    People between Coen and Innisfail should complete preparations quickly and be prepared to shelter in a safe place. Boats and outside property should be secured as quickly as possible.

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