2017, after crossing the Whitsunday islands as a large and powerful category 4 strength system. Debbie also came under the influence of some weak vertical wind shear, and sustained possible entrainment of dry air before landfall. The majority of these fatalities resulted from the remnant low pressure system rather than the cyclone itself. "Tropical Cyclone Debbie is likely to continue on a similar track and intensify further prior to making landfall between Rollingstone and Proserpine on Tuesday morning:, BOM forecasts. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie's reign is not yet over, authorities say, with warnings severe weather may worsen for south-east Queensland overnight. For more information, visit: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/debbie17.shtml Severe tropical cyclone Debbie made landfall near Airlie Beach on Queensland's Whitsunday coast on Tuesday, 28th March 2017, after crossing the Whitsunday islands as a large and powerful category 4 strength system. Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned. The cyclone devastated Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to Category 3 strength today and is forecast to further intensify to Category 4 strength as it crosses the Queensland coast tomorrow (Tuesday) between Ayr and Mackay.. Queensland Regional Director Bruce Gunn said as the system approaches the coast the Bureau will step up its tropical cyclone advice and track maps to hourly including the use of the … She is expected to intensify into a category 3 Tropical Cyclone this evening. The Queensland government ordered all schools south of Agnes Water and east of Nanango to close on Thursday due to the threat of flash flooding and damaging winds. Damaging wind gusts of up to 131 km/h were observed along with widespread falls in excess of 150mm. Note that these values may be changed on the receipt of later information, This page was created at 19:42 on Thursday 24 December 2020 (UTC), © Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2020, Bureau of Meteorology (ABN 92 637 533 532) | CRICOS Provider 02015K | Disclaimer | Privacy | Accessibility. The remnant low then turned southeast, and produced a broad swathe of damaging winds and torrential rainfall from central Queensland to the southeast. were closed on Thursday 30th March due to the risk of flash All times in UTC - add 9.5 hours to convert to CST. 20,000 people were evacuated from the Lismore and Murwillumbah areas. Cyclone Debbie is the first cyclone of 2017 to threaten the coast of Queensland. They've got a list. Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017 was the strongest tropical cyclone to strike Queensland since Nathan in 2015, and was the costliest tropical cyclone in Australia since Yasi in 2011.Forming as a tropical low on 23 March, the low gradually intensified to a named tropical cyclone on 26 March. and Proserpine. More than 25,000 people need to be evacuated from low-lying areas in Mackay by midnight with fears incoming Tropical Cyclone Debbie could cause inundation of up to 2.5 metres above highest tide. A deep easterly surge, combined with decreasing upper-level shear, created favourable conditions for the low to slowly develop while continuing westward. due to flooding in New South Wales and Queensland. Several lives were lost Just prior to landfall, Debbie began to weaken as a result of restricted upper outflow. Warruwi sustained tree damage to power lines, with interruptions to both power and water supplies following Debbie 's landfall. Development then stalled for approximately 24 hours as upper atmospheric conditions became less favourable. A tropical low formed within the monsoon trough on 16 December, as an MJO pulse propagated into the region. The city's streets are all but deserted as people bunker down ahead of the cyclone's arrival. Debbie formed on 18 December in the Arafura Sea, within 250 kilometres of the northern Australian coast. It is expected to be declared a cyclone over the weekend, and if so will be named Tropical Cyclone Debbie. A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain or squalls.Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by different names, including hurricane (/ ˈ h ʌr ɪ k ən, -k eɪ n /), typhoon (/ t aɪ ˈ f uː n /), tropical storm, cyclonic … The tropical low that became Debbie was first identified and tracked southeast of Papua New Guinea on 22nd March. Tropical Cyclone Debbie to impact the Queensland Coast 25/03/2017 The Low in the Coral Sea reached Category 1 strength today and has been named #CycloneDebbie. Further inland, roofs were removed at Collinsville which experienced category 2 strength winds. With environmental conditions forecast to improve and favour cyclogenesis, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's (BOM) Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre in Brisbaneclassified the system as a tropical low. During the afternoon of 20 December, Debbie shifted to a more southerly track, began to weaken slightly and then crossed the Northern Territory coast in the evening between Goulburn Island and Maningrida. Proserpine recorded wind gusts to 165 km/h. As Debbie crossed a sparsely populated section of the coast, no significant structural damage occurred to townships. Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation ... the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). Debbie tracked southwest, intensifying to severe tropical cyclone strength early on 20 December. flooding and high winds. This page was created at 19:42 on Thursday 24 December 2020 (UTC), © Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2020, Bureau of Meteorology (ABN 92 637 533 532) | CRICOS Provider 02015K | Disclaimer | Privacy | Accessibility. It drifted south while developing during the next few days, and was named Debbie at 10am on 25th March. resort islands in the Whitsunday group including Hamilton and Daydream Islands, as well as the towns of Airlie Beach It works ... All the names on the list had to be approved by … The latest BOM cyclone tracking map predicts Debbie will cross the coast near Bowen about 8:00am on Tuesday as a category four system. Cyclone Debbie was almost Cyclone Caleb, before a system off the coast of Western Australia formed into a cyclone first. Charles Point, near Darwin, received 197 mm on 22 December, while Tindal, near Katherine, received 284 mm on 23 December. nsectoreneral Emergency Management 6 The Cyclone Debbie Review Ibpplkp clo abifsbofkd sirb ka lkabkb eolrde orpT ka bmltbobk Inspector-General Emergency Management The impact of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie across a large area of Queensland is now well documented and Bowen also received significant damage, and further inland, the cyclone caused damage at Collinsville Tropical Cyclones : Season 2016-2017 Tropical Cyclone DEBBIE Track Map: Season 2016-2017 Summaries: - Previous TC | BoM 2016-2017 Season | Next TC->> Lat/long Grid: Show Hide Date Labels: Show Hide. C This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale. Torrential rain is falling in Mackay and local authorities have issued a storm surge warning as Tropical Cyclone Debbie makes its presence felt in the north Queensland city. Cyclone Debbie: How the BOM names cyclones 8 months 13 days ago. The communities of Warruwi (on Goulburn Island) and Maningrida suffered some minor structural damage such as lifted sheets of roofing iron. Strong wind shear aloft kept the accompanying convection poorly organised and displaced west of the surface circulation. Evacuations have been ordered in coastal towns and communities of the Whitsundays in north Queensland as Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down. Upper Springbrook, in the Gold Coast hinterland, received 602mm of rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am Friday, 31st March. The centre of the eye crossed the mainland near Airlie Beach at approximately 12:40pm AEST. which experienced category 2 strength winds. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned the storm will be the worst since Cyclone Yasi in 2011,and the Premier said it was "bigger than Marcia" — the category five system that hit Queensland in 2015. The remnant tropical low turned southeast and produced major flooding in The region exposed to Debbie 's core sustained severe vegetation damage, with 30-40 per cent of trees felled in the area. On 18 December the low slowed and began moving to the southwest, as it came under the increasing influence of the monsoonal westerlies. But BoM believe she will further intensify into a Category 4 before making landfall on Tuesday morning. All the names on the list had to be approved by the World Meteorological Organisation Regional Tropical Cyclone Committee for the SE Pacific. Debbie tracked southwest, intensifying to severe tropical cyclone strength early on 20 December. Severe tropical cyclone Debbie made landfall near Airlie Beach on Queensland's Whitsunday coast on Tuesday, 28th March Nearly 100 people required assistance from floodwaters in the Eton and Homebush areas of Mackay as the Pioneer River flooded. It was first introduced for the start of the 2008-09 season, and it's 104 names long. Schools from the Sunshine Coast southward remained closed on Friday. It is too early for a more exact location, he said. BoM's latest Cyclone Debbie forecast reveals that she has begun her long-expected track on a west-south-west course at 6km/h towards the coast. During the evening of 20 December Debbie crossed the northern Australian coast and weakened to a rain depression early on 21 December. Here's how the Bureau of Meteorology decides what a cyclone is going to be named. Debbie reached cyclone intensity on 18 December and continued tracking to the southwest. More than 25,000 people need to be evacuated from low-lying areas in Mackay by midnight with fears incoming Tropical Cyclone Debbie could cause inundation of up to 2.5 metres above highest tide. Tropical Cyclone Debbie is likely to cross the Queensland coast early on Tuesday morning as the worst cyclone since Yasi hit as a category five in 2011, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warned. – Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding, 28 March – 6 April 2017 Table of Contents. On 22 March 2017, a well-defined but weak area of low pressure developed over the Coral Sea, near the Louisiade Archipelago of Papua New Guinea. Schools across southeast Queensland, including Brisbane, Cyclone Debbie is within the scope of WikiProject Australia, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Australia and Australia-related topics.If you would like to participate, visit the project page. Many of those schools remained closed the following day. For more information see the TC Debbie Report (pdf). Once conditions became favourable again, Debbie rapidly intensified from category 2 to 4 strength during a 12 hour period on 27th March. Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie intensified to Category 4 strength overnight, and has maintained this strength as it approached the coast. Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to Category 3 strength today and is forecast to further intensify to Category 4 strength as it crosses the Queensland coast tomorrow (Tuesday) between Ayr and Mackay. The SES has received about 800 calls for help from affected communities, while ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, currently north-west of Moranbah in central Queensland is still making its presence felt with wind gusts reaching 120 kilometres per hour and heavy rain falling over much of north Queensland. Heavier falls of over 200mm occurred further south over the Gold Coast hinterland and Scenic Rim, and isolated falls of 600mm were recorded. Several locations in the Fitzroy River basin received up to 1000mm in rainfall over two days, and the Fitzroy River went into major flood warning at Rockhampton during the following week. A 2.6 metre storm surge was recorded by the Laguna Quays storm tide gauge (south of the location the cyclone made landfall), which exceeded the Highest Astronomical Tide (HAT) by 0.9 metres, despite the landfall occurring between low and high tide. At 3:55am, the Bureau predicted Cyclone Debbie would make landfall as a category four tropical cyclone between Ayr and Cape Hillsborough, north of Mackay, late on Tuesday morning. Bureau of Meteorology … Cyclone Debbie is edging slowly inland having crossed the north Queensland coast between Airlie Beach and Bowen about midday on Tuesday as a category four system, bringing wind gusts of 260 kilometres per hour. Shortly after crossing, Debbie slowed down to only 7 km/h, and locations such as Airlie Beach and Proserpine were exposed to the very destructive winds near the cyclones core for many hours. As the rain depression tracked southwest over the Northern Territory Top End and finally into the Kimberley region of Western Australia, heavy rainfall caused significant rises in river levels with localised flooding in many areas. Mid This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale. Tropical Cyclone Debbie has reached Category 2 strength and is forecast to further intensify to Category 4 strength, crossing the Queensland coast on Tuesday between Rollingstone and Proserpine. Bureau Home > Tropical Cyclones > Past Tropical Cyclones > Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Tropical Cyclone DEBBIE Track Map - Australian Tropical Cyclones Southern Hemisphere Season 2016 - 2017 Hurricanes Typhoons Bureau of Meteorology BoM Data. Roads were cut at the Cullen and Waterhouse rivers due to flooding. Key publications of relevance Queensland Government Emergency action plans, … Overall, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie broke rainfall records at 62 weather stations in Queensland. Throughout its lifetime, Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie claimed the lives of 14 people in Queensland and New South Wales. 2017's severe tropical cyclone Debbie in review. Debbie weakened below tropical cyclone strength around 3:00am AEST on Wednesday, 29th March. Debbie continued to move south over land, decaying into a rain depression on the morning of 21 December and continuing south-westwards over land for the next few days. Tropical Cyclone Debbie An independent assessment Report to the Minister of Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply June 2017 Professor Suzanne Miller Queensland Chief Scientist . A more technical definition of a tropical cyclone is: A non-frontal low pressure system of synoptic scale developing over warm waters having organised convection and a maximum mean wind speed of 34 knots or greater extending more than half-way around near the centre and persisting for at least six hours. Tropical cyclones defined. One man has already been seriously injured in the storm, and … 27/03/2017. Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist. After steadily strengthening offshore to a Category 4 system, Debbie eventually made landfall near Airlie … Throughout the following day, decreasing shea… Disastrous river flooding occurred in the Logan and Albert Rivers in far southeast Queensland, and in the Tweed River basin in northeastern New South Wales. Tropical Cyclone Debbie pummelled the north Queensland coast after making landfall as a category four storm. The Bureau will continue to update its tropical cyclone advice and track maps including the use of the Standard Emergency Warning Signal, as the system approaches the coast and moves overland at tropical cyclone strength. A peak wind gust of 263 km/h was recorded at Hamilton Island as Debbie approached the coast on the morning of Tuesday, 28th March which is the highest gust recorded in Queensland. Debbie formed on 18 December in the Arafura Sea, within 250 kilometres of the northern Australian coast. Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie tracked southeast over the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane during the afternoon and evening of Thursday, 30th March. Clarke Range, west of Mackay, received 986mm in the 48 hours to 9am Wednesday, 29th March and Mt Jukes, northwest of Mackay, recorded 635mm in the 24 hours to 9am Thursday, 30th March. Conditions were favourable for Debbie to further intensify, and it soon reached category 2 strength and turned southwest towards the coast. Cyclone Debbie's eye reaches coast; BOM downgrades system to category three Tuesday March 28, 2017 - 20:34 EDT Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category three system, having made landfall along the north Queensland coastline near Airlie Beach earlier this afternoon as a slow-moving category four system. BOM senior forecaster Brett Harrison said it could make landfall from anywhere from Cooktown to Mackay, about 1,000km away. ... Or Nick? central and southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales during the following few days. Under the influence of a low to mid-level easterly air-stream the low moved slowly west. Bureau Home > Tropical Cyclones > Past Tropical Cyclones > Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Guinea on 22nd March areas of Mackay as the Pioneer River flooded of 150mm gusts of up 131... 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