Cyclone Nathan makes landfall in far north Queensland

Cyclone Nathan makes landfall in far north Queensland

Image: Bureau of Meteorology

Cyclone Nathan has made landfall as a category 4 system, 100km north of Cooktown in far north Queensland.

Severe tropical cyclone Nathan made landfall at approximately 4am between Cape Melville and Cape Flattery on the far northeast Queensland coast.

It has since begun to move inland and weakened slightly to a category 3 cyclone.

The system is expected to continue its westward movement inland this morning while weakening further.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned wind gusts of up to 220 kilometres per hour are expected near the core of Cyclone Nathan, while gusts of up to 150 km are forecast for areas within a 90 kilometre radius of the system.

High tides, storm surges and flash flooding are also forecast for later on this morning.

The Bureau says while the cyclone remains near the coast, a storm tide is expected between Coen and Cape Tribulation.

Large waves may produce minor flooding along the foreshore. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to help their neighbours.

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