The third tropical cyclone in the Australian region, Tropical Cyclone Kimi, for the 2020-21 season developed off the far north Queensland coast on January 17 2021. Tropical cyclone Kimi
developed to a category 2 system on January 18 2021 with sustained100 km/h winds and located east of Cardwell. Kimi moved southward and stalled on the 19th off the Townsville coast and degraded
to a tropical low.
Details of Tropical Cyclone Kimi at 4:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Category 2, sustained winds near the centre of 100 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 140 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 20 kilometres of 17.8 degrees South 147.0 degrees East, estimated to be 165 kilometres southeast of Cairns and 165 kilometres north of Townsville.
Movement: south southeast at 14 kilometres per hour. Tropical cyclone Kimi is expected to continue on a south-southeastwards movement tonight and become slow moving on Tuesday,
off the coast between Hinchinbrook Island and Townsville. The cyclone is expected to begin weakening as it stalls on Tuesday. The remnants of the system is expected to begin tracking
northwards as a weak tropical low. The system's movement has been erratic and considerable uncertainty remains with the forecast movement. Hence, a coastal crossing between Hinchinbrook Island
and Townsville tonight or on Tuesday REMAINS A POSSIBILITY.