Weather Alert

Feb 12, 2020

According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), as of 0900 UTC on 11 February 2020, Tropical Cyclone Uesi was located approximately 455 km (285 mi) northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, and was moving south at a speed of approximately 15 kph (10 mph). At that time, the storm was generating maximum sustained winds of 140 kph, with gusts of up to 167 kph. Currently Uesi is not forecast to make landfall, but is expected to track close enough to Australia to bring rainfall of between 50-100 mm (2-4 in) to the eastern coastal areas — including Brisbane, New South Wales and Queensland — from 13-14 February. Areas in New South Wales, including Sydney, have recently experienced heavy rainfall, with some areas still flooded. Additional rainfall could exacerbate weather-related disruptions in Sydney and elsewhere in New South Wales.

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