This morning Cyclone Yasi was upgraded to category 5 with winds up to 295kph. That could go to 320kph.
The projected path is here:
The suggestion is that it could be still a category 2 when it’s 400km inland.
Townsville is evacuating 15,000 people.
For some time now, Anna Bligh has been using the term “life-threatening”.
The NOAA link is here.
The previous post is here.
Update: Here’s a screen shot from the BOM site from 12.15am with the eye over Mission Beach, near Tully about 50km south of Innisfail: