Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Ita

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See : 256km Radar Loop for Cairns, 06:00 11/04/2014 to 06:00 12/04/2014 UTC

Tropical Cyclone Ita Visible Image JMA 11th April 2014

Tropical Cyclone Ita Visible Image JMA 11th April 2014

Spectacular vision of the eye of Tropical Cyclone Ita

Spectacular vision of the eye of Tropical Cyclone Ita

Tropical Cyclone Ita 11th April 2014

Tropical Cyclone Ita 11th April 2014

Latest Image from Tropical Cyclone Ita with well formed eye – dangerous situation exists!

Tropical Cyclone Ita with eye indicating a severe organised tropical cyclone in the Coral Sea approaching Queensland's north coast.

Tropical Cyclone Ita with eye indicating a severe organised tropical cyclone in the Coral Sea approaching Queensland’s north coast.

On April 9, the TRMM satellite saw rain falling at a rate of over 99 mm/3.9 inches per hour within Ita's feeder bands over the coast of southeastern Papua New Guinea. Image Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

On April 9, the TRMM satellite saw rain falling at a rate of over 99 mm/3.9 inches per hour within Ita’s feeder bands over the coast of southeastern Papua New Guinea.
Image Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

Tropical Cyclone Ita Category 5
Tropical Cyclone has been upgraded to a category 5 cyclone by the Bureau of Meteorology today. Ita has a distinct eye typical of severe tropical cyclones with a central pressure down to 935hPa and wind gusts near the centre anticipated at this stage to be 285km/h! The tropical cyclone’s anticipated path has only changed slightly in the last 24 to 48 hours with expected impact just north of Cooktown, Queensland. Unfortunately though, even though this is uncertain, the track veers to the south maximising its impact along the coastal region particularly in terms of very heavy rainfall and flooding.

Emergency services are on full alert at this point.

 

Rain Event April 9th to 11th 2014

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Rain Forecast 8th to 11th April

Much needed rain is anticipated across region of South Australia, then western Rainfall Forecast for Victoria 11th April 2014Victoria and finally southern NSW by the 11th April 2014. This rain event is in response to a north west cloud band streaming across from northwestern Australia. As these north west cloud bands encounter cooler air aloft, and increased moisture at ground level, this enhances the chances of rainfall.

Farmers in those regions will be waiting eagerly for this system to help ease the drought after watching for about month or more prior other regions in eastern parts of Australia experience drought breaking or at least reasonable falls of rain.