Tropical Cyclone Jasper to strengthen and track southwest into the Coral Sea


Issued: 3.30pm AEST Wednesday 6 December 2023

Tropical Cyclone Jasper, situated 1430km northeast of Cairns at 10am AEST today, has strengthened to a category 2 system.

It is expected to take a south-southwest track into the Coral Sea and become a severe tropical cyclone overnight tonight, reaching category 4 intensity by Friday.

During the weekend Tropical Cyclone Jasper is likely to weaken a little, but it will still be a tropical cyclone as it tracks towards the north Queensland coast early next week.

At this stage the highest risk of a cyclone impact is in the region north of Mackay.

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

Communities in the region north of Mackay are advised to review their cyclone plan.

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

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