Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig has one eye on Cyclone Nathan

LIVINGSTONE Mayor Bill Ludwig is watching Cyclone Nathan's movements very closely.

"I am talking with people every day about that," Cr Ludwig said yesterday, as the recovery operation continues across the shire in the wake of Cyclone Marcia.

"It's a long way away, however we know how unpredictable cyclones are.

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"If it intensifies and moves quickly, we need to make sure we are ready for it."

After dumping nearly 600mm of rain at Tully Gorge, Nathan was 400km off Queensland's far north coast about 3pm yesterday.

Local weatherman Mike Griffin said it could boomerang back towards the coast.

He said after travelling east, Nathan was starting to stall and could turn west.

If that was to happen late yesterday, he said it would threaten the coast from Bowen to Innisfail later in the week.

Mr Griffin said Cyclone Pam, which devastated Vanuatu at the weekend, covered an area virtually from Brisbane to Bowen.

He said the super system was heading towards the North Island of New Zealand.

The eastern Bay of Plenty was expecting winds last night of between 150-200kmh, with rainfall of more than 200mm.

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