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Cape York News, Issue #008 -- Cyclone Update - Low Pressure System Forms, Cyclone Watch Issued
April 29, 2013

Hi everyone,

Just a cyclone update. Not sure how much you all get of our cyclone news, but there are people who are planning to travel soon and need to know what the weather is doing.

If you travel later in the season you don't need to worry about this, and sorry to bother you.


In This Issue

• Cyclone Update: A Low Pressure System Forms and Cyclone Watch Has Been Issued

• Feedback on Destination Guide Always Welcome



This afternoon, the predicted low pressure system formed south of Papua New Guinea.

Cyclone watch was issued for Far North Queensland, with the system expected to turn into a cyclone within the next 12-24 hours.

It will move west, towards the Cape York Peninsula, and is expected to cross the Cape York coast some time Wednesday.

Exactly where it will cross is harder to say, but it is currently believed it will be somewhere near Lockhart River, probably north of it.

It will be a low category cyclone, most likely category one or maybe a low grade two. Those winds are usually not too damaging, but would of course be dangerous enough for anyone camping.

But more than anything, it will bring rain, rain and rain, which is very likely to close even the main roads on the peninsula.

I will update this as soon as we know more.

(P.S. If you haven't yet, please read the climate and weather section in the FREE pocket guide for detailed information about our seasons and when is the best time to travel to Cape York).


I really appreciate any kind of feedback on the destination guide.

Please let me know if you enjoyed it while planning before the trip, and while using the information once on the trip.

If you get any questions about anything, please feel welcome to contact me.

That's all for this time - happy planning, and, till the next newsletter if I don't hear from you.

Have a great day :-)


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