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Advice at 7:57am, Monday 18 January: Tropical Cyclone Kimi is currently a category 1 system located around 50km offshore from Cairns. It's expected to make landfall as a category 2 tonight or early tomorrow morning. With heavy rains, abnormally high tides and strong winds, non-essential travel between Cairns and Townsville is not advised.

The warning no longer extends north of Port Douglas, including the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.Cyclones are a normal part of the tropical weather cycle but it’s important to be prepared and most importantly, stay safe. The warning zone is currently between Port Douglas to Ayr and inland to Mareeba and Atherton, including Cairns and Townsville.

For all the information about Tropical Cyclone Kimi and how to prepare, visit the Bureau of Meteorology website or the Cairns Regional Council Disaster Dashboard.