Far North Queensland authorities say they are prepared for the second tropical cyclone to hit the state this summer, with Cyclone Kimi predicted to make landfall in the area around Cardwell this evening.
- A warning has been issued from Port Douglas to Lucinda
- Destructive wind gusts up to 150 kilometres per hour are predicted
- Residents have also been warned of heavy rainfall, abnormally high tides and flash flooding
On Sunday night, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the cyclone, the second of the season, was sitting just east of Port Douglas as a category one system but was likely to become a category two before making landfall.
A warning has been issued for an area covering from Port Douglas to Lucinda.
The BOM said Cyclone Kimi…