Tropical Cyclone Yasi is expected to make landfall in North Queensland overnight


Tropical Cyclone Yasi is expected to make landfall in North Queensland overnight on 2-3 February 2011. Yasi is forecast to be a large and very powerful cyclone, affecting much of North Queensland with destructive winds, heavy rain, and in some areas storm surge and flooding. An emergency alert warning has been issued for Cairns and surrounding areas. Evacuations have been taking place throughout North Queensland, including from island resorts. People in affected areas should register with the local authorities, and keep up-to-date with advice from local media and emergency service.

Natural Disasters – Tropical Cyclones
Tropical Cyclone Yasi is expected to make landfall in North Queensland overnight on 2-3 February 2011. Yasi is forecast to be a large and very powerful cyclone, affecting much of North Queensland with destructive winds, heavy rain and in some areas storm surge and flooding. An emergency alert warning has been issued for Cairns and surrounding areas. Residents and visitors in low-lying areas have been encouraged to leave, and evacuations have been taking place throughout North Queensland, including from island resorts. People in affected areas should register with the local authorities, and keep up-to-date with advice from local media and emergency services. See the UK in Australia website for more details.

Tropical Cyclones occur in some parts of Australia, mainly Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. The Cyclone season normally runs from November to April. Monitor local and international weather updates from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). You can also access the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website for updates. For further information see Tropical Cyclones.

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