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. Historical Tropical Cyclone Track Maps. 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. Advertisement. 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. 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 size of a cyclone has little to do with its destructive power. 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. The Bureau of Meteorology's tracking map for Tropical Cyclone Marcia as of 10.04am on February 20, 2015. 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. Tropical Cyclone Marcia is now forecast to intensify to category four by the time it crosses the central Queensland coast early on Friday. Cyclone Marcia damaged more than 1,000 homes in Queensland. The devastation in Rockhampton is becoming clearer. 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. Central Pacific Hurricane Center 2525 Correa Rd Suite 250 Honolulu, HI 96822 W-HFO.webmaster@noaa.gov Credit: Bureau of Meteorology. There are currently no tropical cyclones affecting Qld. Bureau of Meteorology Data BoM Data 1906/07 to 2019/20 : Season Summary and Individual The 6pm Friday tracking map for Tropical Cyclone Marcia. One of the key markers of a storm's misery is the number of homes it damages. This section has over 3,000 individual and 475 season tropical cyclone track maps. The cyclone is currently a category three weather system and looms about 200 kilometres off the coast. As the clean-up continues, use our maps to track the destruction and hear from residents who endured the storm. The tropical cyclone tracks for the southern hemisphere are based on Bureau of Meteorology and Joint Typhoon Warning Center data. With sustained winds in excess of 200km per hour and gusts of up to 285km, Cyclone Marcia crossed the 5.50pm on Feb 20, 2015.