That was last night. Marcia is now tracking more or less due south towards the towns of Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Gladstone and perhaps even Bundaberg.
“Over the next few hours people around the Yeppoon area will feel gale force winds. We expect the full brunt will be felt around the Yeppoon area,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
The width of this cyclone is around 70 kilometres, and Queensland emergency authorities are expecting winds around the eye to reach up to 285 km/h.