A major Cyclone is making landfall in Northeast Australia – a very strong Category 4 storm, coming inland along the shores of Queensland.
Ironically, the area directly North of this (Papua New Guinea) just had two major Earthquakes a few hours ago:
The designated name for this tropical system is “Cyclone ITA”.
As stated above, the storm is currently at a Category 4 level.
- “CATEGORY 4 (severe tropical cyclone)
- Significant roofing loss and structural damage. Many caravans destroyed and blown away. Dangerous airborne debris. Widespread power failures.
- A Category 4 cyclone’s strongest winds are VERY DESTRUCTIVE winds with typical gusts over open flat land of 225 – 279 km/h. (139-147mph)
- These winds correspond to the highest category on the Beaufort scale, Beaufort 12 (Hurricane).”
You can see the track of the storm come from Eastern Papua New Guinea, then make a curve Southwest towards Northeast Queensland Australia.
Several more views of the storm can be found at the NOAA tropical floater page. Watch as it is making landfall now :