Severe Tropical Cyclone Jasper to gradually move towards the Queensland coast next week


Issued: 3pm AEST Thursday 7 December 2023

As of 10am AEST today Severe Tropical Cyclone Jasper, situated 1320 km east northeast of Cairns, remains as a category 3 cyclone.

Jasper is expected to strengthen further to a high end category 4 cyclone overnight and possibly a category 5 cyclone on Friday.

Jasper is slowly moving south to southwest towards the far northeast of the Coral Sea.

Over the weekend, Jasper is likely to weaken and move west towards the Queensland coast.

While the timing and severity of a costal impact remains highly uncertain, the highest risk of a cyclone impact lies between Cooktown and Mackay, including Cairns and Townsville mid next week.

The Bureau will issue regular updates to help keep communities informed as the situation evolves over the coming days.

Communities in these areas are advised to review their cyclone plan.

The next Information Bulletin will be issued by 5pm AEST.

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