The latest update from Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) indicates that Tropical Cyclone Debbie is making landfall now on the mainland near Airlie Beach, and will move gradually inland through this afternoon and evening. As the system moves inland, the peak winds near the centre will begin to weaken.
It is important that we do not get complacent and that you continue to watch and listen to the media as the wind and rain in the Burdekin is expected to intensify during the afternoon today (Tuesday).
Recent significant wind gust observations include:
– 262 km/h at Hamilton Island airport at 10:30 am.
– 159 km/h at Proserpine Airport 12:29 am
– 130 km/h at Bowen Airport at 12:33 am
Do not go outside until this event is completely over and the emergency services have been able to ensure that everything is safe.
Once wind gusts reach 100kph emergency services will be in lock down and not able to help you.
The Bureau of Meteorology provides the official information and is available at: