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Cyclone heads offshore, leaving devastated banana farms in wake

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Thursday March 04, 2021

The threat to north Queensland communities from tropical cyclone Niran appears to be easing.

Cairns residents are beginning to feel the effects of Cyclone Niran. (Photo: ABC)

While the Bureau of Meteorology has maintained its warning for people living between Cape Flattery and Innisfail it now expected the slow-moving Niran to travel south-east and away from the coast.

The category two cyclone was on Thursday sitting 335km northeast of Cairns and 315km east northeast of Cooktown with winds of 110 km/h at the centre creating gusts of 155 km/h.

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