|PORTS PREPARE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE IRIS
|Ports prepare for Tropical Cyclone Iris|
|Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Queensland, Australia|
|A Tropical Cyclone Warning is current for parts of the Lower Burdekin, Central Coast & Whitsunday Islands and adjacent inland areas.
At 7:00 am AEST, Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Iris was recorded as having sustained winds near the centre of 100 km per hour, with wind gusts to 140 km per hour. It was located within 55 km of 17.5 degrees South, 148.8 degrees East, 290 km northeast of Townsville and 405 km north of Mackay.
Iris is expected to continue moving slowly to the south through most of today while continuing to intensify, before curving more to the southeast, parallel to the Queensland coast, tomorrow (Wednesday 4 April). At this stage, the cyclone is not expected to cross the Queensland coast but may approach the coast close enough to produce significant impacts.
Iris may impact Queensland from early morning tomorrow, Wednesday 4 April.
MACKAY & HAY POINT
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