Tiffany downgraded to a tropical low
Update: 12th of January, 11:00 a.m. UTC
After crossing the Northern Territory as Category 1 cyclone, Tiffany has downgraded to a tropical low.
The system is now moving west over the Top End with sustainable winds of 83 km/h. Tiffany will continue to gradually weaken, however a threat of heavy rainfall, strong winds and flooding remains.
Update: 11th of January, 9:00 p.m. UTC
Cyclone Tiffany is currently making landfall on the west coast of Gulf of Carpentaria in Northern Territory of Australia.
The system has weakened over the past several hours and is now unlikely to reach Category 2 before landfall close to Port Roper. Tiffany is located near 14.9S 136.8E, carrying maximum sustainable winds of 101 km/h.
Update: 11th of January, 10:00 a.m. UTC
Tiffany is located near 15.1S 139.6E, moving over the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland with maximum winds of 74 km/h.
It is expected to cross the east coast of the Northern Territory tomorrow as category 2 cyclone and then weaken into a depression.
Update: 10th of January, 5:30 p.m. UTC
Tropical cyclone Tiffany has weakened into a tropical low after making landfall in far north Queensland. The storm currently has maximum winds of 64 km/h.
Tiffany is however forecasted to strengthen again as it moves over the Gulf of Carpentaria and even reach Category 3 before striking the east coast of the Northern Territory.
Update: 10th of January, 6:30 a.m. UTC
Cyclone Tiffany has approached the Cape York peninsula as Category 2 storm and made landfall on Monday early hours. The storm brought ferocious winds and heavy rainfall.
Tiffany is currently located southeast of Coen, travelling east towards the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Northern Territory's east coast.
It has downgraded to Category 1 cyclone with maximum winds of 120 km/h. Further weakening is expected, but will probably maintain tropical cyclone strength as it moves westward across the Cape.
Update: 9th of January, 10:00 p.m. UTC
Tiffany is located near 14.1S 144.9E with maximum sustainable winds 101 km/h near the center and wind gusts 130 km/h. It maintains its category 2 status and It will likely remain a cyclone over land until it reaches the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The system is expected to make landfall as Category 3 cyclone near Coen during morning hours, local time.
Update: 9th of January, 10:00 a.m. UTC
Cyclone Tiffany has rapidly intensified in the last several hours and gained Category 2 status. Cyclone is moving west towards the Cape York Peninsula, the approximate position is 200 km north-west of Cooktown.
The landfall should begin on Monday early hours. System is expected to bring damaging to destructive winds and heavy rain to communities in far north Queensland.
Tiffany is then forecast to move into the Gulf of Carpentaria, potentially intensify again and affect areas of the eastern Northern Territory from Wednesday.