VIDEO: Detailed update on Cyclone Ann for Queensland, plus NZ’s forecast to Sunday


Cyclone Ann is going to make landfall in northern Queensland on Wednesday as a Category 1 tropical cyclone, or very near that strength. It means Ann is more of a sea and rain event than a wind event - although winds may be strong enough to cause some lower end damage to trees and buildings.

Rainfall totals around Cairns could be over 150mm while wave heights moving into popular tourist beaches north of Cairns may be as high as 6 to 8 metres. We have a detailed update on Cyclone Ann.

We also have the latest on New Zealand’s weather as cooler and windier sou’west flow kicks in over the coming days. This weekend sees more of southerly surges and showers.