On the weekend it lashed rain on the coast but now ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen is likely to reform again this time hitting North West Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen is moving across Cape York and is expected to redevelop in the Gulf of Carpentaria on Wednesday.
The BoM has issued a watch zone from Cape Shield, in the Northern Territory, to Burketown, in Queensland, including Groote Eylandt and Mornington Island. Owen is expected to move into the eastern Gulf of Carpentaria in the early hours of Tuesday before it moves in a westerly direction. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen is expected to redevelop into a cyclone on Wednesday.
People between the Queensland/NT border and Burketown should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.
- Information is available from your local council
- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)
- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).
The cyclone is not expected to hit the Mount Isa region though there is a 60% chance of showers on Thursday.