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Tropical Cyclone Owen barrels towards Australia bringing torrential rain on the east coast 

Tropical Cyclone Owen barrels towards Australia with 70km/h winds bringing at least SIX days of torrential rain on the east coast

  • Tropical Cyclone Owen is continuing its track in the northern Coral Sea
  • It will bring torrential downpours and high winds to the Queensland coastline
  • Winds of up to 70km/h could hit the coast along with estimated 5-7 days of rain

Tropical Cyclone Owen is barreling towards Australia, bringing with it torrential downpours and winds of up to 70km/h.

While the cyclone is expected to remain offshore, its effects will be felt on the Queensland coastline from the north-east tropical coast down to Capricornia.

Queenslanders should expect heavy rainfall from midweek that could last between 5-7 days.

 

Tropical Cyclone Owen is barreling towards Australia, bringing with it torrential downpours and winds of up to 70km/h (stock)

While the cyclone is expected to remain offshore, its effects will be felt on the Queensland coastline from the north-east tropical coast down to Capricornia

While the cyclone is expected to remain offshore, its effects will be felt on the Queensland coastline from the north-east tropical coast down to Capricornia

The combination of Cyclone Owen with the high pressure ridge will see large waves rolling in and strong winds along the coast of 25-40km

The combination of Cyclone Owen with the high pressure ridge will see large waves rolling in and strong winds along the coast of 25-40km

The coastline will be spared from the impact of a direct cyclone hit, however a Weatherzone meteorologist told Daily Mail Australia the cyclone will combine with a high pressure ridge on Wednesday. 

The ridge is expected to ‘exacerbate’ the effects of the cyclone and bring high onshore winds.   

The combination of Cyclone Owen with the high pressure ridge will see large waves rolling in and strong winds along the coast of 25-40km.

However the wind could reach speeds of up to 60-70km in some areas.

On Monday morning the cyclone was positioned 1000km east of Cairns. It is continuing its south-southeast track in the northern Coral Sea but will turn westerly later in the day as it moves closer to the shore.

It is currently at an intensity of Category 1 with sustained winds of up to 1000km/h. However it is expected to reach a Category 2 intensity later on Monday. 

Cyclone Owen is expected to last until late into the week when it will gradually weaken, however a Weatherzone meteorologist told Daily Mail Australia that cyclones tend to ‘have a mind of their own.’

‘They don’t always follow the forecast and the cyclone could stay longer, they are not always predictable,’ said the meteorologist.  

On Monday morning the cyclone was positioned 1000km east of Cairns. It is continuing its south-southeast track in the northern Coral Sea but will turn westerly later in the day as it moves closer to the shore

On Monday morning the cyclone was positioned 1000km east of Cairns. It is continuing its south-southeast track in the northern Coral Sea but will turn westerly later in the day as it moves closer to the shore

Cyclone Owen is expected to last until late into the week when it will gradually weaken, however a Weatherzone meteorologist told Daily Mail Australia that cyclones tend to 'have a mind of their own'

Cyclone Owen is expected to last until late into the week when it will gradually weaken, however a Weatherzone meteorologist told Daily Mail Australia that cyclones tend to ‘have a mind of their own’

 



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