A cyclone has formed near Northern Queensland and has been named ‘Trevor’ by Australian forecasters. The storm is expected to linger all week bringing rainfall totals of over 200mm for some locations already drenched by recent rain events and floods so far this year.
At this stage the cyclone is likely to reach Category 2 status (one status below ‘severe’) but later this week out over the waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Cyclone Trevor may well intensify further as it comes back to life following weakening from crossing land.
While this cyclone is a long way from most large populated places and tourist destinations it certainly remains one to watch this week as it has the potential to deliver more flooding rains to northern Australia.
Cyclone Trevor poses no threat to New Zealand as of today.