Source: Bureau of Meteorology

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1

Issued at 2:44 pm WST on Wednesday 14 February 2018
Headline:

A developing tropical low is expected to track across the north Kimberley and may develop into a tropical cyclone off the northwest Kimberley coast on Friday or Saturday.

Areas Affected:

Warning Zone
None.

Watch Zone
Kuri Bay to Port Hedland, inlcuding Broome.

Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Low at 2:00 pm AWST:

Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 30 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 55 kilometres of 14.1 degrees South 129.3 degrees East, estimated to be 195 kilometres north northeast of Kununurra and 295 kilometres east of Kalumburu.

Movement: west southwest at 19 kilometres per hour.

A developing tropical low is expected to move over the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf late on Wednesday and then across the north Kimberley during Thursday. Late Thursday or during Friday the low is expected to move off the northwest Kimberley coast and may develop into a tropical cyclone during Friday or Saturday.
Hazards:

GALES with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Kuri Bay and Bidyadanga, including Broome during Friday afternoon. GALES may extend further southwest to Wallal Downs and Port Hedland late Friday or early Saturday.
Recommended Action:

DFES advises that there are no community alerts at present.

Communities between Kuri Bay and Port Hedland, including Broome should listen for the next advice.

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