Mudcat Café message #3086840 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36608   Message #3086840
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
01-Feb-11 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
I'm halfway across the country, but we are expecting some sidelash - maybe some rain and a bit of light blow ...

It is now looking as being a cat 5 + (300 Kph winds and maybe stronger) when it hits Innisfail (about 100 years ago they had a big one with over 5 metres storm surge) and they are talking about cat 2 and cat 3 effects on nearby towns (in Aussie scales!) along the coast.

Willis Island is about to evacuate the 3 weather guys - it will pass over them RSN, and the auto instruments are expected to give interesting readings - till they break ... the effects are expected to last nearly 24 hours from when the wind starts, to fade off. Up to a metre total rainfall in many areas.