Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie Crossed the Coast Early

Tropical Cyclone Ellie took a sharp right turn last night, weakened to a tropical low and crossed the coast near Mission Beach around mid-night. You can see the latest cyclone tracking map below. You can also see the predicted path of it from now on, but they are notoriously inaccurate.

Ex-Tropical Cylcone Ellie North of Townsville

There is still a severe weather warning for Townsville and the area between Innisfail and Mackay, so my shade cloth will be staying down for now and I’m expecting a lot more rain.

There is speculation that this could be a bad cyclone season for North Queensland, and this is the second one that we have seen up here so far this year. I remember being called a "pansy" for not wanting a cyclone to come through next year. Well, if that’s the case then please call me a pansy again this year, as I would rather avoid the cyclones…

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