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Cape York News, Issue #009 -- Cyclone Zane Category Two and Growing
April 30, 2013

Hi everyone,

I hardly ever send so many newsletters, and won't ever without a good reason.

There will probably be one or two more on the subject, depending on its impact on Cape York travellers.


In This Issue

• Cyclone Zane Stronger than Predicted

• Feedback Always Welcome



This morning, Cyclone Zane had already formed and been named before I got up.

It is now category two, and predicted to turn into a category three cyclone before it's believed to cross the coast late tomorrow north of Lockhart River.

It is strong enough to cause some damage, and it could yet change its path so the whole coast between Cape Tribulation and the tip of the peninsula is getting cyclone warnings.

What does this cyclone mean to you as a traveller?

If you are camping out there, it's not camping weather!!!

Get out of there are find a shelter which you have probably already been told to do.

The coast is the worst place to be, the further west you can get the better (once it hits the coast it will downgrade to a Tropical Low quite quickly).

And count on a lot of rain right after.

If you are planning to travel within two-three weeks there will be some cyclone impact (You may not get up because the roads close, but I will let you know the details once we know how much impact there was).

Any later you should be fine, cyclone rains usually last for a week or two at the most, and creek and river waters go down quite quickly once the rains ease.

Up here, being on higher grounds, we don't get flooded in the way that south east Queensland does. What cyclone Oswald did down there early this year, it could not have done up here even if it hung around.

So if you are travelling in June, you should be fine (from this cyclone anyway, there could be other rains), however I will let you know about the impact once we know exactly what it was.

(P.S. If you haven't yet, please read the climate and weather section in the FREE pocket guide for detailed information about our seasons and when is the best time to travel to Cape York).


I really appreciate any kind of feedback on the destination guide.

Please let me know if you enjoyed it while planning before the trip, and while using the information once on the trip.

If you get any questions about anything, please feel welcome to contact me.

That's all for this time - happy planning, and, till the next newsletter if I don't hear from you.

Have a great day :-)


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