Source: Bureau of Meteorology

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1

Issued at 3:12 pm WST on Tuesday 21 March 2017

Headline:

A tropical low may impact the Pilbara coast on Thursday as a tropical cyclone.

Areas Affected:

Warning Zone

None.

Watch Zone

Wallal to Onslow including Karratha and Port Hedland.

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 130 kilometres of 15.3 degrees South 116.8 degrees East, estimated to be 590 kilometres north northwest of Port Hedland and 600 kilometres north of Karratha.

Movement: southwest at 7 kilometres per hour.

The low is likely to move towards the south towards the Pilbara coast on Wednesday and has a moderate chance of reaching tropical cyclone intensity as it nears the coast on Thursday.

Hazards:

GALES with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop between Onslow and Wallal during Thursday. Heavy rain is likely near the track.

Recommended Action:

DFES advises that there are no community alerts at present.

Communities between Wallal and Onslow should listen for the next advice.


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