IDQ10700 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland QUEENSLAND WEATHER FORECAST Issued at 4:45am EST on Wednesday the 17th of March 2010 IDQ1070001 WARNING SUMMARY Many rivers in southern Queensland are subject to flood warnings, refer to latest warnings for individual rivers. A coastal waters wind warning is current for waters between Lockhart River and Cape Moreton, including Hervey Bay. STATE FORECAST for Wednesday Scattered showers along the east coast, tending isolated over the adjacent inland areas. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through Torres Strait. Fine and a little cool over the interior. Fresh to strong and gusty SE winds along most of the east coast. Moderate to fresh E to SE winds elsewhere. IDQ1070002 EXTENDED OUTLOOK The high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will remain near stationary into the weekend. Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului is expected to maintain a southward track over the next couple of days, well off the east Queensland coast. It should maintain a similar [Category 4] intensity, although re-intensification to category 5 is possible. On Friday the cyclone is expected to turn west-southwest and begin moving closer to the Queensland coast. On current predictions the most likely scenario is for the cyclone to impact the central Queensland coast sometime during the weekend. The windy conditions over much of the Queensland east coastal waters will continue due to the tight pressure gradient generated by a combination of a high pressure system situated in the Tasman Sea and Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului. However, as the cyclone moves south then west-southwest over the Coral Sea winds are likely to ease over the far northern coast late in the week; while further increasing about the central and southern Queensland coasts with increasing swell in southern waters. A large swell is expected in southern waters during the weekend. Refer to the latest forecasts and warnings for more detail. In the meantime, scattered squally showers will continue in most east coast districts, spilling over into adjacent inland areas mainly in the afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms will continue near Torres Strait. Showers will tend to clear about the north tropical coast by the weekend, while increasing to rain with moderate to heavy falls about the central to southern coast during the weekend as the cyclone nears the central Queensland coast. In the absence of any forecast major weather systems to the west, most of the Queensland interior will remain fine into the weekend with temperatures generally a little below average.
067 WTAU01 ABRF 161834 IDQ20008 PAN PAN HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 1834 UTC 16 March 2010 HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA SITUATION At 1800 UTC Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului was centred within 10 nautical miles of latitude thirteen decimal seven south [13.7S] longitude one hundred and fifty seven decimal eight east [157.8E] Recent movement : south at 2 knots Maximum winds : 100 knots Central pressure: 937 hPa AREA AFFECTED Within 180 nautical miles of the centre. FORECAST Maximum winds to 100 knots near the centre. Winds above 64 knots within 45 nautical miles of centre with phenomenal seas. Winds above 48 knots within 85 nautical miles of centre with high to very high seas. Winds above 34 knots within 180 nautical miles of centre with very rough seas. Forecast positions At 0600 UTC 17 March: Within 40 nautical miles of 14.2 south 157.9 east Central pressure 938 hPa. Winds to 100 knots At 1800 UTC 17 March: Within 70 nautical miles of 14.9 south 158.2 east Central pressure 938 hPa. Winds to 100 knots REMARKS All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours. Regular weather observing ships use normal channels. Other ships please use either email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to +61732398776 or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 212. Next warning will be issued by 0100 UTC 17 March 2010. WEATHER BRISBANE
1st April 2010
We reached the same figure as at October 2009. This
year is, so far, a far better year rain wise.