TROPICAL CYCLONE IRIS WEAKENED TO CAT 1

Cyclone IRIS has weakened to a CAT 1; “…moved slightly further away from the coast”.

WARNING ZONE – BOWEN TO SHOALWATER BAY, incl. MACKAY and the WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS

WATCH ZONE – NONE

“…IRIS is expected to continue on its current track tonight [ESE 8km/h], while weakening further.”

Heavy rainfall associated with the Cyclone is also reportedly becoming “increasingly unlikely” with its weakening and ESE movement. Although there is a flood watch current for coastal catchments between Ayr & St Lawrence.

MOST IMPORTANTLY All our pets are very well, with a couple of ‘experienced’ old stagers not particularly fussed at all 🙂 Only a couple of wind gusts…. 🙂 Once again they are all fed and tucked in.

The lovely IRIS is predicted to eventually head NW as a LOW over the next 2-3 days. Goodbye IRIS, you are soon to be nameless.

Next update tomorrow 5/4/18.

Thank you for your patience, take care and steady driving.

Reference BOM’s TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE 14 @ 4.42pm Wed 4/4/18.

USEFUL LINKS :-

Flood Cameras www.whitsunday.qld.gov.au/487/flood-cameras
https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
https://bom.gov.au [OR call BOM on 1300 659 219 for automated land weather / flood warnings]
https://bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/index.shtml [In left column, select 7 day town forecasts, you will be taken to a clickable map]

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