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3 January, 2021

Cyclone forms in the gulf

BREAKING: Tropical Cyclone Imogen has formed in the southeast Gulf and is expected to cross the coast within hours. The Far North should prepare for strong winds, heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

By Phil Brandel

  BREAKING: Tropical Cyclone Imogen has formed in the southeast Gulf and is expected to cross the coast within hours. The Far North should prepare for strong winds, heavy rainfall and flash flooding.   

  Issued at 4:45 pm AEST Sunday 3 January 2021.


 A severe weather warning has been issued for far north Queensland as a tropical cyclone develops in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Tropical Cyclone Imogen is expected to move towards the east southeast and cross the southeast Gulf coast near Karumba tonight, or early Monday morning. Once Imogen makes landfall, it will become slow-moving over the southern Cape York Peninsula as a tropical low.  

A BOM spokesperson said that gale-force winds, abnormally high tides and large waves, as well as heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding, were expected from Mornington Island to Poormpuraaw.

  People between Mornington Island and Kowanyama, including Burketown, should remain inside until the cyclone has passed.

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)
- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising floodwater, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).  

  


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