Ex-Tropical Cyclone Dylan moves inland

Beef Central, 31/01/2014

At 9:00am Eastern Standard Time the Bureau of Meterology advised that Ex-Tropical Cyclone Dylan was estimated to be over land 80km kilometres south southwest of Bowen and 200 kilometres southeast of Townsville and moving south southwest at 27 kilometres per hour.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Dylan has weakened into a tropical low.

The Bureau said the system was moving further inland and continued to weaken.

Squally winds and heavy rainfall were near the track of the ex-tropical cyclone for the rest of today.


Tropical Cyclone Dylan made landfall near Hideaway Bay (east of Bowen), at approximately 3:30am (AEST), as a Category 2 cyclone.

It is now moving further inland and weakening.

At 4 am, the Bureau of Meteorology reported that EST Tropical Cyclone Dylan, Category 2, was estimated to be over land 35km south southeast of Bowen and 200 km southeast of Townsville and moving south southwest at 26 kilometres per hour.

It was reporting damaging wind gusts to 120km/hour in coastal areas between Ayr and Sarina and which were likely to extend into adjacent inland areas later this morning.

Heavy rain and possible flash flooding was also expected around coastal and adjacent inland areas of the Central Coast and Whitsundays districts.

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