Latest update: 10:00 AM, 28/03/2017

POTL – Currently Townsville remains in the Cyclone Warning Zone, with wind conditions expected to worsen this afternoon in Townsville. Both Townsville and Lucinda will remain closed today (remaining at Condition Red).

Intent at this stage will be re-opening of the Townsville Port (landside) at 6am Wednesday 29/3/17 but this is still to be confirmed. The RHM is considering the port re-opening tomorrow for shipping and will make his assessment tomorrow morning based on changes in the forecast throughout today/tonight and assessment of the channel and infrastructure in the morning.

Port status will be reviewed throughout the day, particularly if Townsville and Lucinda are removed from the warning zone after the system crosses land – POTL