Source: Bureau of Meteorology


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


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

Areas Affected:

Warning Zone


Watch Zone

Wallal to Onslow including Karratha and Port Hedland.

Cancelled Zone


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.


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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