Tropical Cyclone Trevor brought wind and rain to northern Queensland on Tuesday. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday the center of Tropical Cyclone Trevor was located at latitude 13.1°S and longitude 141.9°E which put it about 35 miles (55 km) south of Weipa, Australia. Trevor was moving toward the west at 6 m.p.h. (10 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 75 m.p.h. (120 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 90 m.p.h. (145 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 973 mb.
A Tropical Cyclone Warning remained in effect for the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula from Cape York to Pormpuraaw. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology issued a Tropical Cyclone Watch for the east coast of the Northern Territory from Nhulunbuy to the border between the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Tropical Cyclone Trevor made landfall on the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula near Lockhart River on Tuesday. Trevor was the equivalent of a major hurricane when it made landfall. Tropical Cyclone Trevor moved slowly westward across the peninsula to a position south of Weipa. Trevor brought strong gusty winds and dropped locally heavy rain over the Cape York Peninsula.
Tropical Cyclone Trevor weakened steadily while it move over land. The eye filled with lower clouds and the number of strong thunderstorms around the core and in the rainbands decreased. However, the circulation remained intact. Tropical Cyclone Trevor retained a well defined low level circulation with a distinct tight center.
The center of Tropical Cyclone Trevor will move over the eastern Gulf of Carpentaria in a few hours. Trevor will move through an environment very favorable for intensification during the next several days. It will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperature is near 31°C. Tropical Cyclone Trevor will move through a region where the upper level winds are weak and there will be little vertical wind shear. Trevor is likely to intensify when it moves back over water. It could intensify rapidly once an eye and an eyewall redevelop at the core of the circulation. Tropical Cyclone Trevor could strengthen into the equivalent of a major hurricane within 48 hours.
Tropical Cyclone Trevor will move around the northwestern part of a subtropical ridge. The ridge will continue to steer Trevor toward the west for another day or so. After that time Tropical Cyclone Trevor will move more toward the west-southwest. On its anticipated track Trevor could reach the east coast of the Northern Territory in about 72 hours. It is likely to be the equivalent of a major hurricane at that time.
Elsewhere, Tropical Cyclone Veronica developed quickly off the coast of Western Australia on Tuesday. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday the center of Tropical Cyclone Veronica was located at latitude 15.0°S and longitude 119.5°E which put it about 630 miles (1015 km) northeast of Learmonth, Australia. Veronica was moving toward the west-southwest at 7 m.p.h. (11 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 45 m.p.h. (75 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 60 m.p.h. (95 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 990 mb. Tropical Cyclone Veronica is also forecast to strengthen into the equivalent of a major hurricane and it could approach the coast of Western Australia in about four days.