Cyclone advice is issued as a watch or a warning through the Bureau of Meteorology.
A Cyclone Watch is issued 48 hours before a cyclone's predicted landfall. Information is updated every six hours.
A Cyclone Warning is issued as soon as stronger winds are expected to affect coastal or island communities within 24 hours. The warning will tell you where the cyclone is, what its movements are, how strong it is and predict areas under threat. A Cyclone Warning is renewed every three hours, with hourly warnings issued if the cyclone moves close to the coast.
Council also provides information about Cyclone Watches and Cyclone Warnings via the Cairns Disaster Dashboard, the Cairns Disaster Centre Facebook page, and this website. Information will also be provided via local ABC and community radio stations.