Saturday, March 20, 2010
RECENT ALERT MESSAGE VIA BOM,AUSTRALIA
THE TROPICAL CYCLONE ULUI HAS ALREADY MADE A LANDFALL AT AUSTRALIA'S QUEEN'SLAND
HERE IS THE FOLL. MESSAGE
Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului crossed the coast near Airlie Beach at 1.30am. The centre of Ului is currently moving inland towards Collinsville. The cyclone is expected to weaken as it moves further inland this morning.
VERY DESTRUCTIVE wind gusts to 195 km/hr near are expected to continue affecting the coastal and island communities between Ayr and Seaforth for the next hour or two.
DAMAGING winds are expected in areas between Townsville and St Lawrence over the next few hours, and extending to adjacent inland parts during the morning.
Winds will gradually ease throughout during the afternoon.
TIDES between Bowen and Mackay are currently near the highest tide of the year with very rough seas and dangerous conditions along the foreshore.
HEAVY RAINFALL and flooding are likely to continue about coastal and adjacent inland areas between Bowen and St Lawrence.
DANGEROUS SURF conditions are expected to continue about exposed beaches south of the cyclone until later today. A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for these conditions.
People in the path of the dangerous cyclone should stay calm and remain in a secure shelter while the very destructive winds continue over the next few hours.
Do not venture outside if you find yourself in the eye of the cyclone as winds may remain light for up to an hour - very destructive winds from a different direction could resume at any time. Heed the advice and follow the instructions of Police or State Emergency Service personnel.
People from Townsville to St Lawrence and inland to Hughenden, including Charters Towers and Moranbah should have completed preparations and remain in secure shelter.
.Boats and outside property should now be secured.
.For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster
.For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service [SES] on
132 500 [for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on
buildings or roof damage]
Name: Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului
Time (EST) Intensity Category Latitude
(decimal deg.) Longitude
(decimal deg.) Estimated Position
0hr 3 am March 21 3 20.3S 148.5E 30
+6hr 9 am March 21 2 20.5S 147.0E 65
+12hr 3 pm March 21 1 20.6S 145.6E 95
+18hr 9 pm March 21 tropical low 20.7S 144.2E 120
+24hr 3 am March 22 tropical low 20.8S 142.8E 150
+36hr 3 pm March 22 tropical low 20.3S 139.9E 210
+48hr 3 am March 23 tropical low 18.2S 137.0E 270