A tropical low in the Coral Sea turned into the cyclone about 8:00pm on Wednesday when it was about 760 kilometres off the central Queensland coast. Cyclone Marcia was a tropical low, initially being identified as a severe tropical cyclone when it was first identified in the Coral Sea of Sunday, February 15th 2015. At 1200 GMT 18th October the ship Alkuwait reported that between 0830 and 1030 GMT 18 October it had experienced a "heavy storm" with W/SW winds of force 10/12. The tropical low that eventually became severe tropical cyclone Marcia was first identified and tracked on 15 February 2015, observed on the monsoon trough southeast of Papua New Guinea in the Coral Sea. Severe Storms. This weather station was located to the west of tropical cyclone Marcia's core and would not have experienced the cyclone's maximum winds in its eye-wall. Marcia, a category 5 cyclone which has since been downgraded, whipped up wind gusts of up to 180mph. The low initially tracked eastward before turning and developing into a tropical cyclone, taking a south-westerly path while intensifying to cross the coast as a category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone at Shoalwater Bay at approximately 08:00 (EST) 20 February. From 17th to 19th October a secondary system, a small tropical depression, was located near 10°S 100°E but this did not develop into a mature tropical cyclone. Weatherzone.com.au is owned by Fairfax Media, publisher of this website. February 24, 2015 at 8:19 am. Cyclone Marcia intensified from a category 2 to a category 5 just before crossing the Queensland coast north of Rockhampton in February 2015. Tropical cyclone Marcia continued to intensify during February 18th and was estimated to have reached category 2 intensity by that evening. Pre-empting dangerous coastal erosion… Tropical Cyclone Marcia: Brisbane, Sunshine Coast to escape full impact, risk of flooding remains Saturday February 21, 2015 - 22:10 EDT Stormwater drains were flooded in Greenslopes and Tarragindi in Brisbane's inner south. Bureau Home > Tropical Cyclones > Past Tropical Cyclones > Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia. At landfall, Lam had estimated wind speeds of approximately 165 kilometers (105 miles) per hour; Marcia came ashore with winds of 205 kilometers (125 miles) per hour. Heavy rainfall associated with tropical cyclone Marcia affected catchments extending from the far eastern parts of Fitzroy River catchment south to the Queensland - New South Wales border. Tropical Cyclone Marcia has been downgraded to a Category 2 system as it continues to move south.. Tropical Cyclone Marcia is slowly tracking towards Central Queensland and is due to make landfall as a category five system on Friday morning. Source: BOM. Cyclone Marcia, meanwhile, has recorded wind speeds of as much as 285km/h, with sustained winds of 205km/h, Mr Perkins said. This page was created at 20:18 on Friday 25 December 2020 (UTC), © Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2020, Bureau of Meteorology (ABN 92 637 533 532) | CRICOS Provider 02015K | Disclaimer | Privacy | Accessibility. http://www.28storms.com/cyclone Category Five Severe Cyclone Marcia is beginning to make landfall along the Queensland coast. MARCIA was a category five cyclone when it made landfall in Queensland, bringing strong winds and heavy rain to … These winds of almost hurricane force occurred while Marcia was in its developing phase. * Marcia was a category 5 cyclone when it made landfall, on the Capricorn Coast near Shoalwater Bay, at 8am (AEST) on Friday * Australia has only seen five previously recorded category five storms hit its coastline, with the last being Cyclone Yasi, which struck north Queensland in 2011 "It was a remarkable intensification, we still do feel ��� At landfall, Lam had estimated wind speeds of approximately 165 kilometers (105 miles) per hour; Marcia came ashore with winds of 205 kilometers (125 miles) per hour. This increase in intensity is well above the average rate of intensification for tropical cyclones anywhere in the world. The DSITI storm tide gauge at Port Alma observed a storm surge of 2.0 metres (Figure 11) while the wave rider buoy at Emu Park registered a significant wave height of 4.1m and peak height of 7.0 metres with waves coming from the northeast and a peak period of 9 to 10 seconds (Figure 12).
February 18 00:32UTC - February … Marcia’s conception started about a week ago, in what is called an active phase of the monsoon in which moist northwest winds brought substantial moisture right across far north Queensland. Marcia crossed the coast at category 5 intensity in a largely uninhabited area, although significant damage was recorded at Yeppoon and Rockhampton as the system weakened after making landfall. Cyclone Marcia clean-up hampered by communications blackout Published: 22 Feb 2015 Cyclone Marcia: Queensland towns without … As Marcia moved over land, the township of Byfield sustained major damage as did the surrounding pine forest plantations. The 'heavy storm" which affected the Alkuwait at about 0830 GMT 18th October also caused the seas to rise 3 m. Further west in the southeasterly stream the Cape Wrath reported the swell to be 5 m on several occasions, the last time being 0600 GMT 19 October. Tropical Cyclone Marcia is slowly tracking towards Central Queensland and is due to make landfall as a category five system on Friday morning. This article is more than 5 years old. 8.58am CYCLONE MARCIA: Authorities say it���s now too late for Queenslanders to evacuate, as monster Cyclone Marcia bears down on 30,000 people who are in the direct path of the category five storm. It was a small system of only moderate intensity and maximum winds associated with it are estimated to have … With wind gusts of almost 300km/h, it destroyed about 350 homes and damaged almost 2000 properties in and around Yeppoon and Rockhampton. The heaviest rainfall was recorded over the Don and Dee Rivers and Callide Creek in the Fitzroy River catchment area, where up to 300 mm of rainfall was recorded in 6-8 hours during the afternoon and evening of 20 February as tropical cyclone Marcia tracked through the region. Yeppoon also received significant damage with the automatic weather station recording a maximum sustained wind speed (10 minute average) of 65 knots (120 km/h), or the equivalent of a category 3 system, as the category 4 centre of Marcia passed to the west. Cyclone Marcia crossed the Queensland coast near Rockhampton as a category five system this morning, bringing gusts of up to 295 kilometers an hour, before being downgraded to category four. Ken is a really good guy – and I’m guessing he’ll come back with an answer .. Late on February 19th, Marcia made a sharp turn towards the south and intensified even further, and was estimated to have reached category 5 intensity at 4am on Friday 20th February (Figure 2.). AAP February 20, 2015 7:25pm. High resolution radar imagery (Figure 3) shows that Middle Percy Island was located just outside the eye wall of Marcia (represented by the strong reflectivity returns near the centre of the system). The tropical low that eventually became severe tropical cyclone Marcia was first identified in the Coral Sea on Sunday, February 15th 2015. MARCIA was a category five cyclone when it made landfall in Queensland, bringing strong winds and heavy rain to the area. A SIGN language expert for Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk���s updates on Cyclone Marcia has been praised as ���hypnotic, mesmerising and poetic���. Thousands of trees were destr… Marcia was the first cyclone of the 1974/75 tropical cyclone season to operate in the Northwestern Australian Region. Marcia made landfall first, near the town of Rockhampton, as a Category 5 cyclone on the scale used to categorize South Pacific typhoons, News Australia said. There were no reports of deaths or serious injuries. Cyclone Marcia has thrashed the Queensland coastline, ripping up trees, flooding houses, leaving thousands without power and now it has left a shark stranded on a popular beach.