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 Zealandâ€™s weather as cooler and windier souâ€™west flow kicks in over the coming days. This weekend sees more of southerly surges and showers.