Upper Springbrook recorded 789mm in the 24 hours to midnight.  The insurance claims reached NZ$91.5 million (US$63.8 million). What exactly is a “bomb cyclone?” The ominous name "bomb cyclone" comes from a process called explosive cyclogenesis, or bombogenesis, in which a weather system undergoes a rapid drop in pressure.. Bombogenesis occurs "when a midlatitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 millibars over 24 hours," according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Bureau of Meteorology declared a tropical cyclone warning zone from Cardwell along the coast to Saint Lawrence, about 430 miles away, including Townsville, Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands, extending inland to Charters Towers and Mount Coolon. Latest mapping from BOM for Cyclone Debbie. Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall on March 28, 2017 in northeast Australia's Queensland state as the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Tropical Cyclone (TC) Debbie first reached cyclone strength on 25 March 2017, before developing over the next two days into a Category 2 cyclone.  Insured losses across Australia reached A$1.65 billion (US$1.26 billion), with 73,000 damage claims being filed. Significant riverine flooding ensued in a number of catchments including the Condamine, Burnett, Fitzroy, Logan, and Tweed Rivers. Shortly after the image was acquired, the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center estimated that the sustained wind speeds in the center of the storm were 90 knots (165 kilometers or … But why Debbie? TC Debbie was forecast to increase rapidly in intensity before making landfall on the Queensland coast; this prediction was borne out as TC Debbie made landfall as a Category 4 Severe Tropical Cyclone near Airlie Beach on 28 March 2017. The report acknowledges the following sources: Bureau of Meteorology 2017, 'Monthly Weather Review, March 2017.' Downgraded by the BOM to Category 3 by Tuesday afternoon, Cyclone Debbie hit the coast as a Category 4 cyclone. Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" forecast track by BOM on March 25, 2017 "Gales are expected to develop about the exposed coast and islands between Ayr and Mackay during this afternoon or evening, and could extend further south to St Lawrence on Sunday night. The city's streets are all but … Cyclone Debbie is still out to sea but she has already had a whirlwind effect on supermarket shelves. Torrential rain is falling in Mackay and local authorities have issued a storm surge warning as Tropical Cyclone Debbie makes its presence felt in the north Queensland city. Tropical Cyclone Debbie was first mentioned by OCC to subscribers on March 17th (with a larger focus on March 20th) on the Future Aussie Cyclones page and first mentioned to the general public on March 22nd. Sort by . Timing is fluid, but the cyclone continues to crawl south-west towards the coast at 6km/h. Areas above St Lawrence are in the Cyclone Debbie warning zone. At: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/mwr/aus/mwr-aus-201703.pdf. Evacuations have been ordered in coastal towns and communities of the Whitsundays in north Queensland as Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down.  The tropical low then executed a long turn to the southeast, and proceeded towards South East Queensland, moving roughly parallel to the coast. ABC 2017, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie due to cause a drenching in south-east Queensland, ABC News, 29 March 2017. The Bureau of Meteorology’s forecast map predicts it could intensify to a Category 3 cyclone, with wind gusts of more than 165km per hour, before it hits landfall late on Monday or early Tuesday. Beginning early on 27 March, Debbie strengthened rapidly from Category 2 to a Category 4 severe tropical cyclone in just 12 hours, and achieving peak sustained winds of 175 km/h (110 mph) and a minimum pressure of 949 hPa (28.02 inHg). Severe tropical cyclone Debbie made landfall near Airlie Beach on Queensland's Whitsunday coast on Tuesday, 28th March 2017, after crossing the Whitsunday islands as a large and powerful category 4 strength system. The highest wind gust recorded in Queensland in recent times, at 263 kilometres per hour, was noted at Hamilton Island as TC Debbie passed over, and damage occurred throughout the Whitsundays, in coastal towns such as Proserpine and Bowen, and inland to Collinsville. Normally, HMAS Canberra and HMAS Adelaide would be deployed; however, propulsion issues with the two vessels kept them docked for repairs. Why not Laura? TC Debbie became a severe system on March 27th and made landfall around lunch time on March 28th in …  With environmental conditions forecast to improve and favour cyclogenesis, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's (BOM) Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre in Brisbane classified the system as a tropical low. Severe Tropical Cyclone DEBBIE – March 27, 2017 Update. (newsltd) The return of the Greek … THE Bureau of Meteorology's technical report on Cyclone Debbie reveals the winds that devastated Airlie Beach just more than 12 months ago may have been from a higher category than first thought. CYCLONE DEBBIE – AN EXERCISE IN TREND ANALYSIS Trend Analysis is a technique used to estimate and predict future climate. High level cloud is streaming away from this system over southern Queensland. It was first introduced for the start of the 2008-09 season, and it's 104 names long. , The Australian Defence Force formed Joint Task Force 661, dubbed "Operation Queensland Assist", to provide assistance with aeromedical evacuation, search and rescue, road clearance, restoration of essential services, emergency accommodation and the delivery of stores if required. , Debbie was the only name from the 2016-2017 season to be retired by the Bureau of Meteorology, It was replaced by Dara in mid-2018. , Damage to Queensland's sugar industry is expected to cost A$150 million (US$114.5 million).  Approximately 300 people, primarily tourists, on Daydream Island were left stranded and in dire need of supplies. The township of Edgecumbe in the Bay of Plenty region was evacuated on April 6 due to flooding, and a state of emergency declared. Debbie tracked southwest, intensifying to severe tropical cyclone strength early on 20 December. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie began to impact on the Northern Rivers early on the morning … The majority of these costs lie in Proserpine and Mackay. A mid-level ridge to the east and an approaching trough over the Tasman Sea steered the low generally south. Tweet; Facebook; Mail; Eerie footage inside the eye of Cyclone Debbie has emerged as residents on Hayman Island look outside to discover clear skies and little rain. msn back to msn home news. Information about emergencies, disasters and disaster resilience comes from many sources.  Two more people were confirmed to have drowned in floodwaters on 1 April, another south of Murwillumbah and one at Gungal. At the height of the flooding in New South Wales, evacuation orders affected more than 30,000 people and approximately 17,000 people were isolated by flood water. , On 22 March 2017, a well-defined but weak area of low pressure developed over the Coral Sea, near the Louisiade Archipelago of Papua New Guinea. Season 2016-2017 Tropical Cyclone DEBBIE Track Map: Season 2016-2017 Summaries: - Previous TC | BoM 2016-2017 Season | Next TC->> Lat/long Grid: Show Hide Date Labels: Show Hide. Now is the time to start preparing.  Across Queensland, more than 400 schools and education centres were closed. • Debbie had the highest ever recorded windspeed in Queensland, 263km/h at Hamilton Island (Caldwell, 2017; BoM 2017). Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category three system, having made landfall along the north Queensland coastline near Airlie Beach earlier this afternoon as a slow-moving category four system. During the afternoon of 20 December, Debbie shifted to a more southerly track, began to weaken slightly and then crossed the Northern Territory coast in the evening between …  A man in Proserpine also suffered an injury and was hospitalised after a wall collapsed on him on 28 March. Nestled in the shadow of Mount Warning in northern New South Wales is a town that refuses to let itself be defined by disaster. It works through … RMS banded wind hazard map (3-second peak gust) for Cyclone Debbie with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) track overlain Tropical Cyclone Debbie to impact the Queensland Coast tomorrow.  Power outages affected at least 63,000 properties across Queensland, and numerous trees were uprooted during the storm, with some crashing onto homes. In the aftermath of flooding in northern New South Wales, researchers began to investigate preparations, intentions, responses and recovery of communities. Cyclone Debbie: Before and after photos | ABC News. It is getting wet and windy in the north Queensland city of Mackay. THE BUREAU of Meteorology has narrowed down what they believe is the exact course of Cyclone Debbie.  Multiple sections of the Bruce Highway between Townsville and Mackay were submerged by floodwaters, prompting its closure. 1. , A week after becoming extratropical, the remnants of Cyclone Debbie passed over New Zealand, causing flash flooding over many areas. Or Nick? However, measurements of wind gusts (Figure 5) show that unusually strong winds (or gales) struck the region. Figure 1 – BOM Tropical Cyclone Debbie tracking map, 25-29 March 2017 This weather event caused widespread damage to infrastructure across each of the Newlands, Goonyella, Blackwater and Moura Systems, which impaired Aurizon Network’s ability to provide rail With exceptionally favourable environmental conditions ahead of the storm, the agency noted a high probability for rapid deepening before landfall in Queensland. Debbie formed on 18 December in the Arafura Sea, within 250 kilometres of the northern Australian coast. Concurrently, they assigned it the name Debbie.  The BOM followed suit soon thereafter, classifying the system as a Category 1 tropical cyclone on the Australian cyclone intensity scale at 00:00 UTC on 25 March. 26th Mar 2017 12:27 PM | Updated: 1:50 PM 0. On 28 March it crossed the Queensland Coast north of Mackay as a Category 4 system. Cyclone Debbie: Bowen, Airlie Beach and Proserpine cut off, BOM says winds still strong. This prompted the United States-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) to issue a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert, indicating the system was likely to acquire gale-force winds within 24 hours. After steadily strengthening offshore to a Category 4 system, Debbie eventually made landfall near Airlie Beach, at 12:40 AEST on 28 March. BOM warning as Cyclone Debbie intensifies; emergency alert issued in Mackay Tuesday March 28, 2017 - 05:36 EDT It is getting wet and windy in the north Queensland city of Mackay. Tropical Cyclone Debbie 2017 . They planned to renovate the resort before a cyclone tore through the area in 2017. Debbie is expected to make landfall in Australia’s Queensland state Tuesday. In late March 2017 Tropical Cyclone Debbie formed in the Coral Sea off North Queensland.  High sea surface temperatures of 29–30 °C (84–86 °F) and excellent dual-channel outflow fuelled rapid consolidation on 24 March. Tropical Cyclone Debbie slightly decreased in intensity and made landfall at Airlie Beach, … Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Centre of Excellence for Prescribed Burning, Queensland and New South Wales, March 2017, AJEM Oct 2017 - Analysis of rapid damage assessment data following severe windstorm events. , Inclement weather and evacuations associated with the cyclone were blamed for a fatal car accident near Proserpine on 27 March, where one person died on-scene whilst two others were hospitalised. On 22 March 2017, a well-defined but weak area of low pressure developed over the Coral Sea, near the Louisiade Archipelago of Papua New Guinea.  Winds in excess of 100 km/h (62 mph) battered the island for more than 24 hours.  This triggered heavy rainfall in the Northern Rivers and led to significant flooding in the Tweed, Lismore, Byron, Richmond Valley, Kyogle and Ballina local government areas. Cyclone Debbie is the first cyclone of 2017 to threaten the coast of Queensland. The cyclone devastated resort islands in the Whitsunday group including Hamilton and Daydream Islands, as well as the towns of … Tropical Cyclone Debbie formed in the Coral Sea on Saturday 25th March, 2017 Tropical Cyclone Debbie intensified to a severe category 3 cyclone mid morning Monday 27th March and …  Damage to winter crops in the Bowen–Gumlu region reached A$100 million (US$76.4 million). The Category 1 cyclone, named Debbie, is currently about 650 kilometres east of Cairns and 580 kilometres east northeast of Townsville. AJEM Jul 2017 - Lessons from Cyclone Debbie: how important is preparation? Cyclone Debbie has crossed the north Queensland coast in between Bowen and Airlie Beach, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). BOM warns of Cyclone Debbie inundation, 25,000 people in low-lying Mackay areas told to leave More than 25,000 people need to move from low-lying areas in Mackay by midnight, with fears incoming Tropical Cyclone Debbie could cause inundation of up to 2.5 metres above the high tide level. Cyclone Debbie: Bowen, Airlie Beach and Proserpine cut off, BOM says winds still strong. Huffington Post Australia (2017, April 3) Why Rockhampton Is About To Flood, Despite No Rain For Days. Here's how the Bureau of Meteorology decides what a cyclone is going to be named. FYI, Ihave created a redirect from 2017 Eastern Australia floods to Cyclone Debbie#Impact. Tropical Cyclone Debbie 2017.  Damage was reported on the Whitsunday Islands, as strong winds lifted some roofs from houses; on Hamilton Island, sustained winds reached 191 km/h (119 mph) with gusts up to 263 km/h (163 mph) around 10:28 a.m. local time on 28 March. Downgraded by the BOM to Category 3 by Tuesday afternoon, Cyclone Debbie hit the coast as a Category 4 cyclone. DEBBIE, now a category four Severe Tropical Cyclone is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning local time, warned the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Late on 27 March, just over 12 hours prior to landfall, 25,000 residents in low-lying areas of Mackay were ordered to evacuate. — BOM Queensland (@BOM_Qld) March 27, 2017 By 4.15pm, another 85 properties had lost power due to cyclone damage in Shute Haven, Jubilee Pocket, Shute Harbour and Hayman Island in the Whitsundays. Tropical Cyclone Debbie | Bureau of Meteorology Severe tropical cyclone Debbie made landfall near Airlie Beach on Queensland's Whitsunday coast on Tuesday, 28th March 2017, after crossing the Whitsunday islands as a large and powerful category 4 strength system. CYCLONE-affected growers in the Whitsundays and Mackay are set to benefit from the appointment of an Industry Recovery and Resilience Officer (IRRO) in Bowen. The report acknowledges the following sources: Greenmount and Dumbleton Rocks on the Pioneer River – 92 millimetres in 60 minutes, Beaudesert – 156 millimetres in six hours, Rathdowney – 118 millimetres in six hours, Round Mountain – 119 millimetres in six hours, Rudds Lane (on the Logan-Albert River) – 148 millimetres in six hours, Lismore, New South Wales – 324.8 millimetres in the 18 hours to 3.00am – wettest March day in over 100 years of record, Tweed River catchment – average of 374.1 millimetres – wettest day on record for any month. A woman drowned in floodwaters at a rural property south of Murwillumbah, while the Pacific Motorway was cut off by floodwaters at Chinderah. Lessons in the wake of Cyclone Debbie | Whitsunday Times.  In addition, a total of eight deaths were reported throughout Queensland. Tropical Cyclone (TC) Debbie made landfall as a Category 4 Severe Tropical Cyclone near Airlie Beach on 28 March 2017. SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: Ex-Tropical # CycloneDebbie will continue to bring damaging winds and heavy rainfall to Queensland, and extend into New South Wales. The impacts of TC Debbie were twofold. , A scatterometer pass at 11:56 UTC revealed surface winds of up to 75 km/h (45 mph) and subsequent satellite intensity estimates supported gale-intensity, and the JTWC accordingly classified the system as Tropical Cyclone 13P by 21:00 UTC. Please take care if you are in the path of TC Debbie in Nth Qld. Tropical Cyclone Debbie pummelled the north Queensland coast after making landfall as a category four storm. At least ten fatalities resulted from the flooding and severe weather and hundreds of dwellings were severely damaged. ... 2017… Cyclone Debbie: How the BOM names cyclones Tuesday March 28, 2017 - 09:36 EDT A tropical low off the north Queensland coast, before it officially became Cyclone Debbie. Cyclone Debbie: Bowen, Airlie Beach and Proserpine cut off, BOM says winds still strong 29/03/2017 Australia to dismiss at least 10 soldiers over Afghan killings - ABC  The system was downgraded to Category 1 in the early hours of 29 March local time, and then weakened further to a tropical low six few hours afterwards. , CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, Significant Tropical Weather Advisory for the Western and South Pacific Oceans, Tropical Cyclone 13P (Thirteen) Warning NR 001, [Tropical Cyclone Debbie Technical Bulletin 5], "Cyclone Debbie: Thousands evacuate in Queensland, Australia", "People warned to leave before it's too late", "Debbie's devastation: First victims of ferocious storm tell of damage", "NQBP ports prepared for Tropical Cyclone Debbie", "Queensland cyclone Debbie prompts evacuations in Australia", "Defence poised to support to North Queensland", "Navy's largest ships unable to join Cyclone Debbie emergency response amid engine troubles", "HMAS Albatross 808 Squadron helos head to Queensland", "Cyclone Debbie's full wrath is revealed", "Cyclone Debbie: TV journalists lashed for putting safety at risk", "Cyclone Debbie: Hamilton Island wasn't evacuated, now its residents are forced to bunker down in the eye of the storm", "Latest Weather Observations for Hamilton Island Issued at 8:32 am EST Tuesday 28 March 2017", "Cyclone Debbie: BOM shows wind speeds top 260kph as Queensland battered", "Cyclone Debbie damages homes, cuts power to 63,000 in Australia", "Cyclone Debbie: police fear fatalities with extent of damage unclear", "Cockatoo stripped of its feathers as Cyclone Debbie hits Airlie Beach", "Debbie the Cockatoo in good spirits as namesake rolls on", "Iconic cockatoo rescued during Cyclone Debbie loses fight", "Cyclone Debbie update: One dead, Queensland evacuations underway", "Cyclone Debbie: Upgraded to Category 4, new evacuation area", "Cyclone Debbie: Man Badly Hurt in Proserpine Wall Collapse", "Cyclone Debbie rescue efforts hit by flooding amid 'phenomenal' rain", "Cyclone Debbie: Logan flooding now worse than 1974, body found in waters", "Queensland cyclone: Debbie damage to cost local sugar industry $150 million", "Sydney weather: Warning issued as Cyclone Debbie remnant collides with cold front", "Cyclone Debbie: Third person dies as flood crisis continues for NSW and Queensland", "Ex-cyclone Debbie: woman's body found as disaster zones declared in NSW", "Cyclone Debbie: Floods in NSW and Queensland claim more lives", "Mother and two children drown after car plunges into Tweed River", "Stopping flooding is just the beginning following ex-cyclone Debbie's wrath, says Whakatane District mayor", "2017 worst year on record for weather-related losses", "REVIEW OF THE 2016/2017 AND 2017/2018 CYCLONE SEASONS", Retired Australian region tropical cyclone names, Category 4 Australian region severe tropical cyclones, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cyclone_Debbie&oldid=993828353, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 18:27. Debbie weakened into a tropical low and turned south, causing widespread rainfall and flooding across Central and South East Queensland. Skip To Navigation; Skip To Content; Accessed April 3, 2017. If you have information you would like to contribute (documents, data and images), please click the button on the right to go to the submissions page.  Total economic losses reached A$3.5 billion (US$2.67 billion). powered by Microsoft News. 19 Sep 2018 - 5:16pm . How flood-hit Murwillumbah healed itself after Cyclone Debbie | ABC Far North. 07:46, 7 October 2017 (UTC)07:46, 7 October 2017 (UTC)07:46, 7 October 2017 (UTC)07:46, 7 October 2017 (UTC)~ The cyclone hit about 1000kms north of us as a category 4 (almost 5) storm. CYCLONE Debbie may now officially be ex-cyclone Debbie but it doesn’t mean she’s done. , There was criticism of the intense coverage of the cyclone by commercial TV media, including some unsafe actions by reporters. Season 2016-2017 Tropical Cyclone DEBBIE Track Map: Season 2016-2017 Summaries: - Previous TC | BoM 2016-2017 Season | Next TC->> Lat/long Grid: Show Hide Date Labels: Show Hide. In Australia, that is equivalent to a Category 2 or 3 storm in the U.S. , On 3 April, a mother and two of her children drowned when their car plunged into the flooded Tweed River at Tumbulgum. date/time lat long hPa cat kts 2017-03-22 00 13.2 152.0 1006 15 2017-03-22 06 12.0 151.7 1010 15 …  The Royal Australian Air Force put transport aircraft on standby at Townsville, RAAF Base Amberley and RAAF Base Darwin. powered by Microsoft News. Here's how the Bureau of Meteorology decides what a cyclone is going to be named. Or Nick? 26th Mar 2017 12:27 PM | Updated: 1:50 PM 0. Storm damage resulted from both the high winds associated with the cyclone, and the very heavy rain that came in the wake of Debbie’s track. They've got a list. Forming as a tropical low on 23 March, the low gradually intensified to a named tropical cyclone on 26 March. , Major storm surge was seen as one of the most dangerous factors associated with the approaching cyclone. References & Resources.  All flights at Townsville Airport, Proserpine/Whitsunday Coast Airport, Mackay Airport, Hamilton Island Airport and Moranbah Airport were cancelled from 27 March, and Queensland Rail suspended train services between Rockhampton and Townsville. - ABC. Significant fire and emergency service resources were mobilised to support operations following on the impact of TC Debbie, both from the affected states and interstate. More 8 May 2017 - 6:16am DEBBIE intensifies to a Cat 4, Severe Tropical Cyclone with sustained wind gusts of up to 275 km/h. The Bureau of Meteorology has extended its severe weather warning to the Town of 1770 in the south and St Lawrence in the north. Personnel from South Australia, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania were involved; New South Wales resources deployed into Queensland as well as operating in their home state.  Major damage was reported across Bowen, where most homes had been built before stricter building codes were enforced. This Severe Weather Update provides information on severe tropical cyclone Debbie—presently a Category 4 system in the Coral Sea. Figure 1: Cyclone Debbie track (BoM 2017) Figure 2: 24 rainfall totals across QLD for 28-30/3 (NASA 2017) 6 an Australian cyclone: WWW.CYCLONELINK.COM 1 All times in this paper should be assumed to be Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Date Time AEST1 Latitude Longitude Position accuracy (nm) 10-minute mean wind (knots) 10-minute mean wind (km/h) Peak 3-second wind gust (knots) Peak 3 … North Queensland Bulk Ports closed the ports at Mackay, Abbot Point and Hay Point. Strong wind shear aloft kept the accompanying convection poorly organised and displaced west of the surface circulation. The monthly trade surplus shrank to $555 million in April, an 80 per cent drop from the previous month after the impact of Cyclone Debbie on coal exports. Join 1.7 Million Subscribers  The Australian Defence Force's pre-deployment of resources was the largest in the nation's history in advance of a natural disaster; approximately 1,200 personnel were deployed. After attaining that strength, Debbie assumed a generally southwestwards track—a track it would maintain, with minor fluctuations, until about 14 hours after landfall. 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