Heavy rain across Tasmania has caused flash flooding, closing roads on the state's east coast, and dampened the efforts of Christmas shoppers in the state's south. 3:05AM: The Bureau of Meteorology’s latest update says Cyclone Marcia is still due to make landfall at 10am, and is still tracking south-southwest at 11km/h. 5.50pm on Feb 20, 2015. With sustained winds in excess of 200km per hour and gusts of up to 285km, Cyclone Marcia crossed the Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia was a powerful tropical cyclone that made landfall at its peak strength over central Queensland, near Shoalwater Bay on 20 February 2015. This evidence, however, contradicts the track map at the Bureau’s website, and also the extensive media suggesting that Cyclone Marcia made landfall as a Category 5, and was still a Category 3 system when it reached Rockhampton. Bureau of Meteorology Data BoM Data 1906/07 to 2019/20 : Season Summary and Individual Central Pacific Hurricane Center 2525 Correa Rd Suite 250 Honolulu, HI 96822 W-HFO.email@example.com The tropical cyclone tracks for the southern hemisphere are based on Bureau of Meteorology and Joint Typhoon Warning Center data. As the clean-up continues, use our maps to track the destruction and hear from residents who endured the storm. Advertisement. The 6pm Friday tracking map for Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Cyclone Marcia damaged more than 1,000 homes in Queensland. There are currently no tropical cyclones affecting Qld. Season 1974-1975 Tropical Cyclone MARCIA Track Map: Season 1974-1975 Summaries: - Previous TC | BoM 1974-1975 Season | Next TC->> Lat/long Grid: Show Hide Date Labels: Show Hide. One of the key markers of a storm's misery is the number of homes it damages. The size of a cyclone has little to do with its destructive power. The devastation in Rockhampton is becoming clearer. Figure 1 Cyclone Marcia Tracking Map CYCLONE MARCIA Cyclone Marcia, one of only five recorded category 5 cyclones to cross the Queensland coast, tracked through the Rockhampton Region on Friday 20 February 2015. The cyclone is currently a category three weather system and looms about 200 kilometres off the coast. Historical Tropical Cyclone Track Maps. Marcia is not a particularly large cyclone, but that means little. A hurricane (or typhoon, or severe tropical cyclone), the strongest storm on Earth, is a cyclonic (rotary) storm that derives its energy from cloud formation and rainfall, unlike frontal cyclones that derive their power from a temperature gradient. The Bureau of Meteorology's tracking map for Tropical Cyclone Marcia as of 10.04am on February 20, 2015. Credit: Bureau of Meteorology. Tropical Cyclone Marcia is now forecast to intensify to category four by the time it crosses the central Queensland coast early on Friday. This section has over 3,000 individual and 475 season tropical cyclone track maps.