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Tropical Cyclone Debbie

At 1am Monday EST, Tropical Cyclone Debbie (Category 2) was located 405km ENE of Townsville and 300km NE of Bowen and was moving WSW at 6km/h.

The system is strengthening as it approaches the north QLD coast and should make landfall as a severe category 4 system.

Tropical cyclone warning is for Lucinda to St Lawrence to about Collinsville. A watch is for Innisfail to Lucinda to about Pentland.

Destructive winds over 125km/h may occur between Lucinda and St Lawrence on Monday.

Abnormally high tides should occur between Lucinda and Mackay as the cyclone nears the coast. Large waves should also develop along the beachfront. Coastal inundation is likely.

A flood watch is for coastal catchments from Cairns to Gladstone and extending inland to eastern Gulf River catchments, with major riverine flooding now likely. Widespread falls of 200mm with isolated 400mm in 24hrs likely.

Issued Monday 03:04 AEDT
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The Cairns Post Tropical Cyclone map provides the latest tropical cyclone alerts for Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia. The level of cycle threat is broken down into Forecast Area, Watch Area and Warning Area.