What Mackay, Whitsundays can expect from TC Imogen system
Fizzling out to a shadow of its former glory, ex-Cyclone Imogen has left the potential for storms and heavy rainfall for the Mackay region in its wake.
A spokeswoman from the Bureau of Meteorology said the expected storm activity in the Mackay region was forecast to arrive Tuesday and extend into Wednesday.
Data from BOM shows the system is moving east and will be near the north tropical coast from Tuesday.
It's predicted to extend into the central coast by Wednesday.
Tropical Cyclone Imogen crossed the coast near Normanton today and began to slowly transition into a tropical low.
#CycloneImogen will continue moving SE as a Cat 1 tropical cyclone, & cross the Gulf coast near #Karumba tonight. The developing system passed over Mornington Island today, where damaging winds & ~200mm of rain has been recorded since 9am. Cyclone info: https://t.co/rLzz3RpdDe pic.twitter.com/06VYZklslS— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) January 3, 2021
BOM released a statement advising heavy rainfall and flooding were expected to continue over the north with isolated falls of a few hundred millimetres possible in coastal areas.
More rainfall is expected to fall from a separate trough from the west on Thursday in the Mackay region.