Powerful tropical cyclone Trevor makes landfall – March 23, 2019
The first of the two tropical cyclones affecting Australia right now, tropical cyclone Trevor, made landfall this morning European time. It hit the coast of the Northern Territory as a Category 4 system.
Trevor strengthened from category 3 to category 4 as is passed over the warm waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria yesterday. It made landfall just SE of Sir Edward Pellew Islands, near the evacuated town of Borroloola – one of a number of towns evacuated ahead of Trevor’s landfall. The Category 4 tropical cyclone is producing winds gusting up to 280 km/h and is expected to dump up to 200-250 mm of rainfall by late on Sunday.
Tropical cyclone Trevor as seen by Himawari-8 satellite today, March 23 at 6:10 UT.
The system will track SE into the North Territory, weakening rapidly to category 1 early on Sunday.