MONSOON UPDATE (11 FEBRUARY)
North Queensland, Australia
Monsoon update (11 February)
Monday, February 11, 2019, North Queensland, Australia
The monsoon trough extending across Cape York Peninsula to the east tropical coast of Queensland should gradually weaken and retreat northwards over the next few days. A tropical low over the central Coral Sea well to the east of Cairns will move further to the east-southeast in the coming days. A surface lies over the eastern inland, remaining slow-moving in the days ahead, and leading to a slight to medium chance of showers and gusty thunderstorms today (11 February) and tomorrow (12 February).
The monsoon trough has now moved offshore from the Townsville Coast and the weather is now fine and extremely hot. Minimal delays now exist. Rail from Mount Isa is still an issue but is expected to return to normal over the next couple of days.
The pilot launch is now operational again and shipping is returning to normal.
ABBOT POINT COAL TERMINAL:
The terminal is expected to return to operations late this afternoon depending on the stockpile area clean up.
DALRYMPLE BAY & HAY POINT COAL TERMINALS:
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