Update: Two tropical cyclones were in Queensland and Northern Territory waters simultaneously.
Not a very common occurrence with not one but two strong tropical cyclones simultaneously nearby! Warnings are in effect for Tropical cyclone Lam in the Gulf of Carpentaria and Tropical Cyckone Marcia heading for southeast Queensland. Based on population and trajectory, Tropical Cyclone Marcia is expected to dump phenomenal rainfall amounts over mostly a two day period with falls of 500mm not out of the question! The region has lacked a real wet season with only a couple of episodes proving some heavy rainfall during the season in parts of Queensland.