Trevor komt aan land als een cat.3
Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" to make landfall over Queensland, Australia.Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" formed March 18, 2019, in the Coral Sea and is now a Category 1 system on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Forecast models take Trevor over Queensland as Category 3 system on March 19 and 20. At the same time, another powerful system might form near the coast of Western Australia and make landfall early next week.
Trevor is expected to move WSW today while strengthening and make landfall near Lockhart River, Queensland late Tuesday local time as a Category 2 system.
The system will then continue moving WSW into the Gulf of Carpentaria over the next couple of days.
This will likely be a protracted event that will see Trevor move slowly towards the NE coast of the state before making landfall, BOM Weather Services Manager, Dr. Richard Wardle said.
"It's too soon to predict exactly how the system will progress, but models suggest the system may linger in the Gulf until the end of the week," Wardle added.
Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" on March 18, 2019. Credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS
Northern coastal waters are expected to see gales from today, with a warning current for gales from Orford Ness to Cape Flattery, including Coen and Lockhart River.
Gales will extend over the northeast tomorrow and strong gales with destructive winds in excess of 125 km/h (78 mph) are possible over the peninsula as the center of the system makes landfall late Tuesday.
Abnormally high tides are expected along the coast in the coming days, and heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected around the peninsula north of Cairns from Tuesday onwards.
A flood watch may be issued later today for northern peninsula catchments. Significant rainfall is unlikely in those areas recently affected by the flooding event in February.
QFES is urging people in the affected area to finalize their preparation for the cyclone impacts.
- Check your emergency kit and make sure it’s stocked with essential items including food, water, dry clothes, medications, first aid supplies, important documents, valuables, a battery-powered or wind up radio and sleeping gear.
- Get your property ready by securing large outdoor items like swing sets and trampolines. Smaller items including outdoor tables and chairs, barbeques and toys should be brought inside if possible.
- If you live in areas likely to be impacted by flooding, elevate belongings.
- Tape the inside of your windows in a criss-cross fashion using strong packing tape.
- Withdraw enough cash to cover essential items such as food, water or petrol.
- Ensure you have enough water stored in bottles, buckets or your bath in case water becomes restricted.
- Charge your mobile phones.
- Discuss your emergency plans with your family and friends. Identify a safe place to shelter when the cyclone hits and know where you will go and what you will take if you need to evacuate.
- Consider what you will do to keep your pets safe. Find a place they can shelter and have food and water available.
Damaging to very destructive winds in the core of tropical #cycloneTrevor. Some images of damage from #LockhartRiver. For cyclone preparedness and safety advice: https://t.co/3AD7YyJhdg. For emergency assistance call Qld SES on 132 500 or 000. For info: https://t.co/Tw65a1FNqM pic.twitter.com/LF8fSP4Ii4— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) 19 maart 2019
Severe #TCTrevor is crossing the coast right now. Winds of 165kph with gusts of 220kph. It will cross cape as a cyclone and likely to strengthen to a cat 4 and expand when it gets to the gulf. It is then forecast to track southwest over the Northern territory. pic.twitter.com/v0Lx4SOAQq— Jenny Woodward (@jennyweather) 19 maart 2019
Lockhart River Emergency Alert: The Lockhart River community has been advised to expect destructive winds from 3pm. Residents should warn others and seek shelter now. Police sirens in the town will sound for residents to seek immediate shelter. #TCTrevor #CycloneTrevor #7News pic.twitter.com/U3q04Li1rv— 7 News Cairns (@7NewsCairns) 19 maart 2019
#QldStorm forecast: Heavy rainfall and damaging wind gusts are possible in thunderstorms in the southeast and north of the state. Further warnings associated with #CycloneTrevor can be found at: https://t.co/QX3mQn3gcJ pic.twitter.com/xdRCSAZGk0— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) 19 maart 2019
The Far North Queensland communities of Weipa and Aurukun are on alert as Cyclone Trevor continues its destructive path across Cape York. It’s now been downgraded to a category one system. @G_Chumbley @TonyAuden #TCTrevor #CycloneTrevor #7News pic.twitter.com/Hd6yyZZPE1— 7 News Cairns (@7NewsCairns) 20 maart 2019
Cyclone Trevor is charging over Queensland's Cape York Peninsula as a severe category two storm, bringing down trees and causing flash flooding. #TCTrevor #CycloneTrevor #7News pic.twitter.com/ndQmy94lnp— 7 News Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) 20 maart 2019
Tropical cyclone Trevor is expected to rapidly re-intensify as it moves over eastern Gulf of Carpentaria waters this evening. #TCTrevor #CycloneTrevor #Weipa #QLDhttps://t.co/5VFxHQT82D pic.twitter.com/pZrXVhpxWz— Cyclone Dashboard (@CycloneDash) 20 maart 2019
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Cyclone Trevor made landfall in Far North Queensland as a category three. Now the system is a category two, moving west towards Aurukun, before hitting the Gulf this evening. Meteorologist: @TonyAuden #TCTrevor #CycloneTrevor #7News pic.twitter.com/2ry6B1pnr9— 7 News Cairns (@7NewsCairns) 19 maart 2019
Severe Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" hits Queensland, 300 mm (11.8 in) of rain and 200 km/h (124 mph) gusts reported, Australia.Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" made landfall near the Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia at 06:55 UTC (16:55 local time) on March 19, 2019, as Category 3 tropical cyclone on Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Trevor will exit into the Gulf of Carpentaria near Aurukun and rapidly intensify before its second landfall.
Wind gusts in excess of 200 km/h (124 mph) were reported at Far North Queensland and more than 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain overnight.
According to local media reports, entire communities were put into lockdown at 13:00 local time, March 18, with emergency sirens sounded to alert residents to seek shelter until it was safe to come out.
Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" before landfall over Queensland, AU on March 19, 2019. Credit: NASA Terra/MODIS
While Trevor started weakening after making landfall, meteorologists are urging residents to take caution as strong wind gusts and heavy rain are expected to continue during its passage over land.
Trevor is expected to exit into the Gulf of Carpentaria on March 20 and then quickly re-intensify in the Gulf later this week, possibly reaching Category 4 strength.
"Cyclones in the Gulf are notoriously erratic, and so the forecast track and intensity may change a lot between now and then," Dr. Adam Morgan, BOM's Senior Meteorologist said.
Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" over Queensland, AU at 17:30 UTC on March 19, 2019. Credit: JMA/Himawari-8, RAMMB/CIRA
"Right now, the official forecast track takes Trevor near Groote Eylandt and then potentially across the southwest Gulf coast towards the weekend as a severe tropical cyclone. It may well still be a few days away, but the cyclone threat for Northern Territory communities right around the Gulf is real and residents should begin planning their preparations."
"If you're in the path of cyclone Trevor, finalize your preparations to stay safe," Morgan said, urging residents to follow all advice from emergency services and check latest official Bureau warnings, forecasts and updates.
De mensen keren terug en de opruimwerkzaamheden zijn begonnen na cycloon Trevor.
Dear #World— TeamPachedu (@PacheduZW) 23 maart 2019
Yes, cyclones are unstoppable, but lives can be saved.
Kudos to the @AustralianArmy & @AusAirForce for recently EVACUATING Australian communities IN THE PATH OF #CycloneTrevor.
Below, is the kind of disaster proactiveness that we expect from our GVTs.#CycloneIdai pic.twitter.com/4wlAZuTXw4
Police would like to thank the community for listening to our advice and staying safe as #CycloneTrevor crossed the Lockhart River area yesterday. We had no reports of any serious injuries or incidents! ???????? pic.twitter.com/SP5bWJwy30— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) 20 maart 2019