19 April / Public Holiday

Easter Holidays

Good Friday / Friday 19 April 2019 (National)

Day following Good Friday / Saturday 20 April 2019 (excludes TAS & WA)

Easter Sunday / Sunday 21 April 2019 (ACT, NSW, QLD & VIC only)

Easter Monday / Monday 22 April 2019 (National)

Easter Tuesday / Tuesday 23 April 2019 (TAS only)

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5 March / Public Holiday

Tuesday 5 March 2019 (TAS only)

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7 April / Observation

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am (which is 3am DST) on the first Sunday in April, when clocks are turned back one hour. Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia. Please remember this time change when arranging travel etc.

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24 March / Weather Alert

Ex-tropical cyclone Trevor is forecast to move southeast from the Barkly district in the Northern Territory and into the Channel Country overnight Monday and into Tuesday. The vigorous low is expected to interact with an amplifying upper trough to produce bands of heavy rain and thunderstorms. Damaging, possibly destructive wind gusts are also expected to develop on the eastern flank of the low.

Widespread six-hourly rainfall totals between 50mm and 80mm are likely within the warning area from Monday afternoon or evening. Isolated heavier and intense rainfall totals up to 120mm are possible with thunderstorms between Urandangi and Bedourie.

Isolated damaging wind gusts up to 100km/h are possible for areas west of Boulia during Monday evening and early Tuesday morning. Locally destructive wind gusts in excess of 125km/h are possible with embedded thunderstorms.

A Flood Watch is current for the western Gulf Country, Channel Country and extending into the Warrego and Maranoa catchments

Locations which may be affected include Birdsville, Boulia, Bedourie, Urandangi, Glenormiston, Davenport Downs Station, Morney, Durrie and Brighton Downs.

Severe Thunderstorms have been detected on satellite over the Carpentaria and northern Barkly in Northern Territory.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Borroloola, Mallapunyah, McArthur River, Minyerri and Carpentaria District south of Ngukurr.

Consider all site housekeeping and remove loose waste and material from roofs, scaffold, balconies and open areas (hardstands / laydown) and ensure site fences are well supported with the minimum bracing (every second panel for scrim & every panel for hoarded).

General advice in weather events

  • Move cars under cover or away from trees. 
  • Secure loose outdoor items. 
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. 
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. 
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
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28 March / Public Holiday

Thursday, 28 March 2019 (Toowoomba only)

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20 March / Weather Alert

Storms and heavy rainfall are developing over major parts of the East Coast, including Wollongong, Sydney, South East Queensland, Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Townsville. Cairns is experiencing side effects to TC Trevor, which is battering the Cape.

In weather like this, please consider all site housekeeping and remove loose waste and material from roofs, scaffold, balconies and open areas (hardstands / laydown) and ensure site fences are well supported with the minimum bracing (every second panel for scrim & every panel for hoarded).

Summary of weather

Storms are likely across Australia in several regions and cities. Please monitor the live radar below for a national summary.

General advice in storms

  • Move cars under cover or away from trees. 
  • Secure loose outdoor items. 
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. 
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. 
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
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20 March / Weather Alert

Tropical cyclone Trevor is expected to rapidly re-intensify as it moves over eastern Gulf of Carpentaria waters tonight.

Presently it remains located over land near Aurukun and is currently slow-moving.

The cyclone is expected to move offshore over eastern Gulf of Carpentaria waters tonight, where it is expected to rapidly re-intensify to a category 2 cyclone.

Tropical cyclone Trevor will intensify further as it adopts a more general west-southwest movement across the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is likely to cross the Northern Territory coast during Saturday as a category 4 severe tropical cyclone.

General advice in storms

  • Move cars under cover or away from trees. 
  • Secure loose outdoor items. 
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. 
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. 
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

People in the path of the cyclone, in particular in the areas between Weipa and Aurukun, should remain inside until the cyclone has passed and listen to the next advice at 8 pm.

People elsewhere in western Cape York Peninsula, between Cape York and Pormpuraaw, should take precautions and listen to the next advice at 8 pm.

People between Pormpuraaw and Kowanyama should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

Hazards

GALES, with gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are occurring near the centre of the cyclone. GALES are expected to extend to areas between Cape York and Pormpuraaw tonight, including Aurukun and Weipa, as the cyclone moves offshore and intensifies.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS, with gusts in excess of 130 km/h may develop between Weipa and Aurukun during tonight as the cyclone intensifies.

GALES may further extend south to Kowanyama on the western Cape York Peninsula coast during Thursday night as the cyclone intensifies.

As the cyclone intensifies, a STORM TIDE may occur between Mapoon and Aurukun on tomorrow morning's high tide. Large waves may produce minor flooding along the foreshore. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to help their neighbours.

HEAVY RAINFALL, which may lead to flash flooding, and DAMAGING to LOCALLY DESTRUCTIVE winds are occurring across parts of the Cape York Peninsula district.

A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for areas between Lockhart River and Laura.

A Flood Warning is current for the Daintree and Mossman rivers as well as a broader Flood Watch for catchments north of Innisfail to Kowanyama.

FOR THE NORTHERN TERRITORY COASTAL AREAS:

GALES, with gusts to 120 km/h are expected to develop on Groote Eylandt from Friday morning and extend to the mainland coast between Cape Shield and the Northern Territory Border later on Friday. GALES could also extend further north to Nhulunbuy on Friday if the cyclone takes a more northerly track.

The VERY DESTRUCTIVE core of Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor is forecast to cross the southern coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria between Groote Eylandt and Borroloola during Saturday.

VERY DESTRUCTIVE WINDS, with gusts to 250 km/h, HEAVY RAINFALL and a VERY DANGEROUS STORM TIDE are expected near the cyclone centre as it approaches and crosses the coast.

Tides are expected to rise significantly above the normal high tide, with DAMAGING WAVES and VERY DANGEROUS FLOODING near the cyclone centre from Friday night into Saturday.

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19 March / Weather Alert

Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor continues to move west-southwest towards the eastern Cape York Peninsula coast. It is expected to cross the coast just south of Lockhart River late this afternoon or early evening. The cyclone will most likely cross as a high end category 3 system, but further intensification to category 4 cannot be ruled out.

The cyclone will weaken as it crosses the northern Peninsula tonight and Wednesday, but is expected to remain a category 1 cyclone until it enters the Gulf of Carpentaria later on Wednesday. It is expected to reintensify rapidly once it enters the Gulf of Carpentaria and track towards the Northern Territory.

Consider all site housekeeping and remove loose waste and material from roofs, scaffold, balconies and open areas (hardstands / laydown) and ensure site fences are well supported with the minimum bracing (every second panel for scrim & every panel for hoarded).

General advice in storms

  • Move cars under cover or away from trees. 
  • Secure loose outdoor items. 
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. 
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. 
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

People between Orford Ness and Cape Melville and adjacent inland areas (including Lockhart River and Coen), should complete preparations quickly and be prepared to shelter in a safe place.

People in western Cape York Peninsula between Mapoon and Pormpuraaw (including Weipa and Aurukun) should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property, using available daylight hours.

Hazards

The VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE of the cyclone, with extreme gusts up to 220 km/h, will make landfall near Lockhart River later this afternoon.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS, with gusts in excess of 125 km/h are expected between Cape Grenville and Coen. These DESTRUCTIVE WINDS will move some way inland with the cyclone tonight.

GALES, with gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are expected in coastal areas between Orford Ness and Cape Melville today and tonight. These GALES are expected to extend inland over the Peninsula overnight and on Wednesday as the cyclone moves inland to include areas between Mapoon and Pormppuraaw during Wednesday. Gales are possible later Wednesday further north between Cape York and Mapoon if the cyclone takes a more northerly track than forecast.

As the cyclone crosses the coast, a STORM TIDE is expected between Lockhart River and Cape Melville, including Princess Charlotte Bay. During Wednesday, a STORM TIDE is also expected between Cape Keerweer and Mapoon on the western Peninsula Coast. LARGE WAVES may produce minor flooding along the foreshore. People living in these areas are likely to be affected by flooding and should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to help their neighbours.

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES are also expected around the Wednesday morning high tide for the far northeast Queensland coast, north of Port Douglas.

HEAVY RAINFALL, which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast across far north Queensland today and continuing over the next few days. A Flood Warning is current for the Daintree and Mossman rivers as well as a broader Flood Watch for catchments north of Innisfail to Kowanyama.

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18 March / Weather Alert

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Dalby, Ipswich, Kingaroy, Coolangatta, Caboolture, Cleveland, Gatton and Jimboomba.

Consider all site housekeeping and remove loose waste and material from roofs, scaffold, balconies and open areas (hardstands / laydown) and ensure site fences are well supported with the minimum bracing (every second panel for scrim & every panel for hoarded).

Summary of weather

Storms are likely across Australia in several regions and cities. Please monitor the live radar below for a national summary.

General advice in storms

  • Move cars under cover or away from trees. 
  • Secure loose outdoor items. 
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. 
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. 
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
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15 March / Weather Alert

Severe thunderstorms are expected to become more extensive this afternoon and evening. Currently, the primary risks are damaging wind gusts and large hail, however this will transition to heavy rain later this afternoon and evening, particularly across the far southeast.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Dalby, Roma, Kingaroy, Ipswich, Gatton, Jimboomba, Laidley, Lowood, Nanango and Tara.

Consider all site housekeeping and remove loose waste and material from roofs, scaffold, balconies and open areas (hardstands / laydown) and ensure site fences are well supported with the minimum bracing (every second panel for scrim & every panel for hoarded).

Summary of weather

Storms are likely across Australia in several regions and cities. Please monitor the live radar below for a national summary.

General advice in storms

  • Move cars under cover or away from trees. 
  • Secure loose outdoor items. 
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. 
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. 
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
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