Cyclone Yasi

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Cyclone Yasi, NASA Modis Rapid Response
Cyclone Yasi, NASA Modis Rapid Response
Tropical cyclone Yasi - forecast sea level pressure
Tropical cyclone Yasi - forecast sea level pressure

Cyclone Yasi is a category 5 tropical cyclone that impacted North Queensland on 23:00 Wednesday 2 February 2011.

Cyclone Yasi details:

  • 500km wide
  • 200km eye
  • 7m storm surge
  • 1000m rainfall in some regions
  • Landfall at Innisfail and Cardwell, 1am on Thursday 3 Feb 11

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Forecasts

The wind forecast, as at 10am Wed 2 Feb 2011 was:

  • Maximum winds to 115 knots near the centre.
  • Winds above 64 knots within 30 nautical miles in northern semi-circle and within 50 nautical miles in southern semi-circle with phenomenal seas.
  • Winds above 48 knots within 90 nautical miles in northern semi-circle and within 130 nautical miles in southern semi-circle with very rough to high seas and heavy swell
  • Winds above 34 knots within 190 nautical miles in northern semi-circle and within 280 nautical miles in southern semi-circle with rough to very rough seas and moderate to heavy swell.

Effects and impacts

  • Over 50% of buildings in Innisfail and Cardwell are reported damaged.
  • The Hinchinbrook Marina was destroyed and around $40m of boats piled on top of each other and onto the shore.
  • Sugar cane crops flattened and destroyed.
  • Banana plantations flattened and destroyed.

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