27 March 2017 - bulletin 153

Updated at 2030 GMT
Latest warning for 13P

Tropical cyclone Debbie / 13P
Warning 07 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 19.9S 149.2E
Location 264 miles SE of Cairns, Australia
Movement 240° (WSW) at 6 knots
Maximum sustained winds 100 knots gusting to 125 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 90 to 130 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 25 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Queensland, Australia
Maximum significant wave height 27 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0900 GMT

Debbie is approaching landfall in Queensland. The storm will dissipate overland within a day or so.

Australian warnings
BOM Queensland issues hourly updates
A tropical cyclone WARNING is in force from Cardwell to St Lawrence including Townsville, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands, and inland including Charters Towers, Pentland, Moranbah and Mount Coolon.
BOM advises that the storm is expected to make landfall between Ayr and Midge Point within the next six hours

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