Cyclone

Met Office: Area of disturbed weather south-east of T&T can possibly become a tropical cyclone

The Met Office says an area of disturbed weather south-east of T&T has become better organised and has a 40% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next three to four days.

The Met Office issued another bulletin this afternoon, with the latest information.

"At 2.00 p.m. today, Friday 16th June, 2017, a broad area of disturbed weather, was located approximately 3000 km south east of Trinidad and Tobago.

Over the last 24 hours, this area of disturbed weather has become better organized.

Internationally: Over 25,000 evacuated as Category 4 cyclone bears down on Australia

Thousands of Australians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland, where authorities urged 30,000 people to evacuate low-lying areas most at risk from tidal surges and winds of up to 185 miles per hour.

Cyclone Debbie is expected to gather strength before making landfall in the northeast state early on Tuesday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a category four storm, just one rung below the most dangerous wind speed level.