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Severe Tropical Cyclone Lam and Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia

Severe Tropical Cyclone Lam and Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia Image ID 1772
Acquisition date 19-Feb-2015
Over head time 21:00:00
Satellite Sensor mtsat
Sensor Channel(s) 4

When this image was received Severe Tropical Cyclone Lam was tracking in a south, south-westerly direction over the Top End of the Northern Territory as a Category 3 storm (Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale) with sustained winds near the centre of 150 km/h and wind gusts to 215km/h. Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia is shown tracking southwards close to landfall on Central Queensland’s Capricorn coast near Shoalwater Bay as a Category 5 storm (Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale) with sustained winds near the centre of 205 km/h and wind gusts to 285 km/h.

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