What We Know So Far
- Storm made landfall as a category 5 cyclone.
- Winds of up to 295 kilometres per hour.
- Left trail of destruction over Yeppoon and Rockhampton.
- Biggest storm since Yasi in 2011.
Yeppoon residents are starting to see the effects of Tropical Cyclone Marcia as the category three storm heads south for Rockhampton.
Kids on the Gold Coast shelter themselves from huge swells whipped up by Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Severe weather conditions expected for south-east Queensland over the next 48 hours
The live coverage of #TCMarcia has been getting a little out of control with the commercial networks now playing "battle of the boxes."
Tropical Cyclone Marcia is bringing with it strong sea surges and swells as it heads down the Queensland coast. People as far as the Gold Coast are feeling the effects, but despite the warnings to stay out of the water, some are still taking the risk.
Social media was sent into a spin overnight, after it was discovered that One Direction members Louis and Zayn were taking a break from their tour on Hamilton Island.
Fans of the boy band were worried that the boys were in the path of Cyclone Marcia and were in imminent danger.