The Burdekin Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) remains in Lean Forward status and will monitor the movement of Tropical Cyclone Iris over the next 12 -24 hours.
A Tropical Cyclone Warning is current for Ayr to Sarina and a Watch advice is current from Sarina to St Lawrence. Gale force winds have developed about the Whitsunday Islands and wind gusts to 100km/h are possible about the central coast today, increasing to 150km/h by early tomorrow.
Tropical Cyclone Iris is expected to continue to track generally southerly today.
Burdekin LDMG is well prepared and watching the situation closely so that if anything changes we are ready to enact our Disaster Management Plan if needed.
Residents are encouraged to consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases and to keep updated with all advices from the Bureau of Meteorology and Burdekin LDMG