Weather

Tropical Cyclone Warning

14 February 2018 22:40 CST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this
warning.

PRIORITY

TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 2
Issued at 9:08 pm AWST on Wednesday 14 February 2018


Headline:
A 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 8:00 pm AWST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 30 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 55 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 55 kilometres of 14.6 degrees South 128.2 degrees East,
estimated to be 145 kilometres north northwest of Kununurra and 165 kilometres
east southeast of Kalumburu.
Movement: west southwest at 23 kilometres per hour.

A tropical low which moved across the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf is expected to
track across the north Kimberley tonight and 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.

Further advice on cyclone emergencies is available at www.securent.nt.gov.au
Please ensure that friends, family and neighbours have heard and understood
this message, particularly new arrivals to the area.

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 3:00 am AWST Thursday.

This advice is available on telephone NT-1300 659 211 and WA-1300 659 210

A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at:
http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone