Australia: CYCLONE WARNING for coastal areas of western Top End, including Darwin, Tiwi Islands & Wadeye – – Published 04 Mar 2017 1820z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Low 1

Forecast Track Map (NT)

Forecast Track Map (NT)

IDD20150

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 9

Issued at 1:47 am ACST [12:17 am AWST] on Sunday 05 March 2017

Headline:

Cyclone Warning for coastal areas of western Top End, including Darwin, Tiwi Islands and Wadeye.

Areas Affected:

Warning Zone

Wadeye to Point Stuart and Croker Island to Cape Fourcroy.

Watch Zone

Kuri Bay to Wadeye

Cancelled Zone

None.

Details of Tropical Low at 12:30 am ACST [11:00 pm AWST]:

Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 55 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 85 kilometres of 10.6 degrees South 131.1 degrees East, estimated to be 105 kilometres north northeast of Milikapiti and 205 kilometres north of Darwin.

Movement: southwest at 13 kilometres per hour.

A tropical low in the Timor Sea is slowly intensifying and may reach tropical cyclone intensity near the Tiwi Islands in the next 6 to 12 hours. The system is expected to continue tracking to the southwest and may pass close to Darwin during Sunday morning or early Sunday afternoon. The cyclone may intensify further during Sunday night or Monday before crossing the north Kimberley coast later on Monday as a Category 2 system.

Hazards:

GALES with gusts to 110 kilometres per hour may develop between Croker Island and Cape Fourcroy in the next 6 to 12 hours, and extend south between Point Stuart and Wadeye (Port Keats), including Darwin, from Sunday morning or early Sunday afternoon

GALES may extend further south between Wadeye (Port Keats) and the NT/WA border, later on Sunday and Monday. GALES may extend west between NT/WA border to Kuri Bay during Monday.

A STORM TIDE between Croker Island and Cape Fourcroy may occur as the cyclone centre crosses the coast on Sunday morning. Tides may rise significantly above the normal high tide, with DAMAGING WAVES and DANGEROUS FLOODING.

Tides will be HIGHER THAN NORMAL between Point Stuart in the NT and Kuri Bay in WA on Sunday and Monday. Large waves may produce MINOR FLOODING of low-lying coastal areas.

HEAVY RAIN and SQUALLS are likely to continue over the Tiwi and Croker Islands and Cobourg Peninsula this morning, extending to the western Top End later Sunday and to the Kimberley region on Sunday night or Monday.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS are possible in squally showers and storms across the western Top End during the next day or two even if the low does not reach cyclone intensity.

Recommended Action:

NTES advises residents from Cape Fourcroy to Croker Island and Point Stuart to Wadeye, including Darwin

– Your emergency kit should now be complete and ready;

– Finalise home shelter preparations, or know now where you will shelter;

– Do not move to shelter until advised by local authorities

Communities under Watch:

– Finalise your emergency kit preparations;

– Clear your premises of potential wind borne missiles;

– Commence home shelter preparations, or decide NOW where you will shelter;

– If your present accommodation is not to code, or you re unsure, you should arrange to shelter with friends, family or in a public shelter or strong building;

– Do not move to shelter until advised by local authorities.

DFES advises residents in the Watch zone between WA/NT border to Kuri Bay in WA:

-You should prepare your home inside and out

-Keep up to date with the development of the cyclone

Further advice on cyclone emergencies is available at http://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 5:00 am ACST Sunday 05 March [3:30 am AWST Sunday 05 March].

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

Tropical Cyclone Technical Bulletin http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDD20020.txt

Guides and checklists for cyclone safety and preparedness.
Check your local emergency agencies for more information.

More information here: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/index.shtml

Australia National Weather Warnings Summary

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MARITIME/SHIPPING

IDD20130
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory
Darwin Regional Forecasting Centre

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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING

HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10/11
Issued by the AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, DARWIN
Issued at 1328UTC 4 MARCH 2017

PLEASE BE AWARE
Wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages
given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

GALE WARNING FOR NORTHERN AREA

SITUATION
At 1200 UTC a Tropical Low was centred within 45 nautical miles of
latitude ten decimal four south (10.4S)
longitude one hundred and thirty one decimal four east (131.4E)
Recent movement : southwest at 6 knots
Maximum winds : 30 knots
Central pressure: 998 hPa
The low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 12 to 18
hours.

AREA AFFECTED

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 30 knots near the centre increasing to 45 knots by 1200 UTC 05
March.

From 0000 UTC 5 March winds above 34 knots within 50 nautical miles of centre,
extending to 60 nautical miles in SW quadrant with rough to very rough seas and
moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 0000 UTC 05 March: Within 55 nautical miles of 11.3 south 130.4 east
Central pressure 996 hPa.
Winds to 35 knots near centre.
At 1200 UTC 05 March: Within 80 nautical miles of 12.2 south 129.3 east
Central pressure 990 hPa.
Winds to 45 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to nttcwc@bom.gov.au or fax to +6189203829
or satellite using SAC1241 through Land Earth Station Burum 312 [or 212 as
appropriate] via Perth.

Next warning will be issued by 1930 UTC 04 March 2017.

DARWIN Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

Do not use any information on this site for life or death decisions. All information is intended as supplementary to official sources. Kindly refer to your country’s official weather agency/government website for local warnings, advisories and bulletins.

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Australia (WA): Tropical Low moving off W Kimberley coast unlikely to develop into a tropical cyclone (TCWC Perth) – Published 190115 1123z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Low

The weak tropical low is moving off the west Kimberley coast, but conditions are not favourable for development. There is only a slight chance that it will develop into a tropical cyclone (TCWC Perth)

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE PERTH

TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP

Tropical Low

Issued at 5:43 pm WST Monday 19 January 2015. Refer to Tropical Cyclone Advice Number 14.

Community Threat

Warning Zone
Gales within 24 hours
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Watch Zone
Gales from 24-48 hours
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Past Cyclone Details

Past Location and Intensity Number
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Past Track and Movement
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Current Cyclone Details

Current Location and Intensity Number
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Very Destructive Winds
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Destructive Winds
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Gale Force Winds
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Forecast Cyclone Details
(Up to 72 hours from time of issue)

Forecast Location and Intensity Number
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Very Destructive Wind Boundary
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Destructive Wind Boundary
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Gale Force Wind Boundary
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Most Likely Future Track
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Range of Likely Tracks of Cyclone Centre
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The forecast path shown above is the Bureau’s best estimate of the cyclone’s future movement and intensity. There is always some uncertainty associated with tropical cyclone forecasting and the grey zone indicates the range of likely tracks of the cyclone centre.

Due to the uncertainty in the future movement, the indicated winds will almost certainly extend to regions outside the rings on this map. The extent of the warning and watch zones reflects this.

This product is designed for land-based communities; mariners should read the coastal waters and high seas warnings.

Headline:

Kimberley low unlikely to become a tropical cyclone. Warnings cancelled but the system will be closely monitored.

Areas affected:

Warning zone: No active warning areas.

Watch zone: No active watch areas.

Details of Tropical Low at 5:00 pm WST:

Intensity: tropical low, sustained winds near centre 28 kilometres per hour with wind gusts 83 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 75 kilometres of 18.2 degrees South, 121.9 degrees East , 45 kilometres southwest of Broome and 420 kilometres northeast of Port Hedland .
Movement: west southwest at 18 kilometres per hour .

The weak tropical low is moving off the west Kimberley coast, but conditions are not favourable for development. There is only a slight chance that it will develop into a tropical cyclone.

Hazards:

Sustained gales are not expected in coastal communities but areas of heavy rain are likely over the west Kimberley. Please refer to the latest Flood Warnings for more details – http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/.

Recommended Action:

DFES State Emergency Service (SES) advises of the following community alerts:

ALL CLEAR: People in, near or between Cape Leveque and Mardie are advised that damaging winds are no longer expected.

Details:

Time (WST) Intensity Category Latitude
(decimal deg.)
Longitude
(decimal deg.)
Estimated Position
Accuracy (km)
0hr 5 pm January 19 tropical low 18.2S 121.9E 75
+6hr 11 pm January 19 tropical low 18.6S 120.7E 85
+12hr 5 am January 20 tropical low 19.2S 119.3E 100
+18hr 11 am January 20 tropical low 19.8S 117.6E 120
+24hr 5 pm January 20 tropical low 20.6S 115.7E 140
+36hr 5 am January 21 tropical low 21.6S 113.3E 175
+48hr 5 pm January 21 tropical low 22.6S 111.9E 215
+60hr 5 am January 22 tropical low 23.1S 110.9E 260
+72hr 5 pm January 22 tropical low XXX XXX XXX

Tropical Cyclone information is also available in MetEye

Next Issue

There will be no further Forecast Track Maps issued for this system unless it reintensifies.#

Western Australia Warnings Summary

http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/index.shtml?ref=hdr

JTWC

MARITIME/SHIPPING

IDW23100
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE PERTH
AT 0952UTC 19 JANUARY 2015

GALE WARNING

Please be aware, wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the
averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

SITUATION
At 0900 UTC a tropical low was centred within 40 nautical miles of
latitude eighteen decimal two south (18.2S)
longitude one hundred and twenty one decimal nine east (121.9E)
Recent movement : west southwest at 10 knots
Maximum winds : 15 knots
Central pressure: 1003 hPa
The tropical low is not expected to develop into a tropical cyclone.

AREA AFFECTED
Nil.

FORECAST
Gales are no longer expected over marine areas

REMARKS

No further warnings will be issued unless the system intensifies.

WEATHER PERTH

There are other warnings at METAREA X

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Australia (WA): Severe Tropical Cyclone #RUSTY: 262100Z nr 19.4S 119.1E stationary.Wind 95 Knots INTENSIFYING (JTWC) – 260213 2200Z

GO TO:

Australia (WA): Severe Tropical Cyclone #RUSTY: 270900Z near 20.0S 119.5E moving SSE at 4 knots. Wind 80 knots/92.2 mph (JTWC) 2702130915Z

Australia (WA): Severe Tropical Cyclone #RUSTY: 262000WST nr 19.3S 119.1E near stationary. Windgust 195kmh INTENSIFYING (WA TCWC) WILL MAKE LANDFALL NEAR PORT HEDLAND – 260213 1430Z

GO HERE: Australia (WA): Severe Tropical Cyclone #RUSTY: 262100Z nr 19.4S 119.1E stationary.Wind 95 Knots INTENSIFYING (JTWC) – 2602132200Z

Tropical Cyclone #18S #EIGHTEEN 261500Z near 15.5S 98.0E moving SSE at 4 knots (JTWC) – 260213 1535z

 

(Image: wunderground.com) Tropical Cyclone Eighteen Tracking Map (Click image for source)
(Image: wunderground.com) Storm-Centered Satellite Image (Click image for source)

(Image: bom.gov.au) Asia MSL Pressure Analysis Valid 00UTC (Click image for source)

 

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE DARWIN

TROPICALCYCLONEFORECASTTRACKMAP

Tropical Low

Issued at 8:51 pm WST Tuesday 26 February 2013. No Tropical Cyclone Advice is current for this system.

Community Threat Past Cyclone Details
Warning Zone – Gales within 24 hours
Watch Zone – Gales from 24 to 48 hours
Past Location and Intensity Number
Past Track and Movement
Current Cyclone Details Forecast Cyclone Details
(at 24 and 48 hours from issue)
Current Location and Intensity Number
Very Destructive Winds
Destructive Winds
Gale Force Winds
Forecast Location and Intensity Number
Very Destructive Wind Boundary
Destructive Wind Boundary
Gale Force Wind Boundary
Most Likely Future Track
Range of Likely Tracks of Cyclone Centre

The forecast path shown above is the Bureau’s best estimate of the cyclone’s future movement and intensity. There is always some uncertainty associated with tropical cyclone forecasting and the grey zone indicates the range of likely tracks of the cyclone centre.

Due to the uncertainty in the future movement, the indicated winds will almost certainly extend to regions outside the rings on this map. The extent of the warning and watch zones reflects this.

This product is designed for land-based communities; mariners should read the coastal waters and high seas warnings.
Remarks:

Strong winds, squally showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue during tonight and Wednesday as the low moves slowly southeast away from the Cocos Islands.

The low may develop into a tropical cyclone on Wednesday, but is too far away to directly affect the Cocos Islands.

Name:Tropical Low

Details:

Time (WST) Intensity Category Latitude
(decimal deg.)
Longitude
(decimal deg.)
Estimated Position
Accuracy (km)
0hr 8 pm February 26 tropical low 15.4S 98.0E 55
+6hr 2 am February 27 tropical low 15.4S 98.1E 80
+12hr 8 am February 27 tropical low 15.4S 98.2E 100
+18hr 2 pm February 27 1 15.4S 98.4E 125
+24hr 8 pm February 27 1 15.5S 98.8E 145
+36hr 8 am February 28 1 15.3S 99.5E 180
+48hr 8 pm February 28 tropical low 15.5S 100.6E 220

The next Forecast Track Map will be issued by 3:00 am WST Wednesday

Tropical Cyclone Technical Bulletin

IDW23200
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE DARWIN
AT 1247UTC 26 FEBRUARY 2013

GALE WARNING

Please be aware, wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the
averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

SITUATION
At 1200 UTC a Tropical Low was centred within 30 nautical miles of
latitude fifteen decimal four south (15.4S)
longitude ninety eight decimal zero east (98.0E)
Recent movement : near stationary
Maximum winds : 30 knots
Central pressure: 998 hPa
The low may develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 12 to 18 hours.

AREA AFFECTED
Within 120 nautical miles in SW quadrant, extending after 0600 UTC to within 90
nautical miles in NW, NE and SE quadrants.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 30 knots near the centre increasing to 35 knots by 0600 UTC 27
February.

Southwest to northwest winds 30/40 knots within 120 nautical miles in SW
quadrant with rough to very rough seas and moderate to heavy swell. Clockwise
winds to 35 knots developing within 90 nautical miles in NW, NE and SE
quadrants and within 120 nautical miles in SW quadrant by 0600 UTC 27 February.

Forecast positions
At 0000 UTC 27 February: Within 55 nautical miles of 15.4 south 98.2 east
Central pressure 996 hPa.
Winds to 30 knots near centre
At 1200 UTC 27 February: Within 80 nautical miles of 15.5 south 98.8 east
Central pressure 992 hPa.
Winds to 35 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to nttcwc@bom.gov.au or fax to +61889279276
or satellite using SAC1241 through Land Earth Station Burum 312 [or 212 as
appropriate] via Perth.

Next warning will be issued by 1900 UTC 26 February 2013.

WEATHER DARWIN

 

Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

(Image: JTWC) TC track (Click image for source)

WTXS33 PGTW 261500
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 18S (EIGHTEEN) WARNING NR 005//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 18S (EIGHTEEN) WARNING NR 005
02 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES IN SOUTHIO
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

WARNING POSITION:
261200Z — NEAR 15.5S 98.0E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 165 DEGREES AT 04 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 025 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 035 KT, GUSTS 045 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
REPEAT POSIT: 15.5S 98.0E

FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
270000Z — 15.6S 98.1E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 035 KT, GUSTS 045 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 090 DEG/ 01 KTS

24 HRS, VALID AT:
271200Z — 15.6S 98.4E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 035 KT, GUSTS 045 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 090 DEG/ 02 KTS

36 HRS, VALID AT:
280000Z — 15.6S 98.9E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 035 KT, GUSTS 045 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
VECTOR TO 48 HR POSIT: 100 DEG/ 02 KTS

EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
48 HRS, VALID AT:
281200Z — 15.7S 99.4E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 045 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
040 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
040 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
045 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 72 HR POSIT: 105 DEG/ 03 KTS

72 HRS, VALID AT:
011200Z — 16.0S 100.6E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 045 KT, GUSTS 055 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 050 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
045 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
045 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
050 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 96 HR POSIT: 100 DEG/ 05 KTS

LONG RANGE OUTLOOK:

96 HRS, VALID AT:
021200Z — 16.3S 102.8E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 050 KT, GUSTS 065 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
VECTOR TO 120 HR POSIT: 095 DEG/ 06 KTS

120 HRS, VALID AT:
031200Z — 16.5S 105.1E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 055 KT, GUSTS 070 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

REMARKS:
261500Z POSITION NEAR 15.5S 98.0E.
TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 18S, LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 1000 NM
WEST-NORTHWEST OF LEARMONTH, AUSTRALIA, HAS TRACKED
SOUTH-SOUTHEASTWARD AT 04 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED
MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS THE MAIN CONVECTION REMAINS
DETACHED FROM A FULLY EXPOSED LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION THAT HAS BECOME
MORE ELONGATED AND IRREGULAR, MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO PINPOINT THE
CENTER. THE INITIAL POSITION IS BASED ON THE ABOVE ANIMATION WITH
POOR CONFIDENCE. THE INITIAL INTENSITY, ASSESSED HIGHER THAN
MULTI-AGENCY SUBJECTIVE DVORAK ESTIMATES, IS EXTRAPOLATED FROM RECENT
SCATTEROMETER DATA. UPPER LEVEL ANALYSIS INDICATES THE SYSTEM IS IN
AN AREA OF STRONG (30-40 KNOT) EASTERLY VERTICAL WIND SHEAR (VWS).
THE CYCLONE IS CURRENTLY IN A WEAK STEERING ENVIRONMENT BETWEEN THE
NEAR-EQUATORIAL RIDGE (NER) TO THE NORTH AND A SUBTROPICAL RIDGE
(STR) TO THE SOUTH RESULTING IN A VERY SLOW EASTWARD DRIFT. IT IS
EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN THIS STATE OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS UNTIL THE STR
RECEDES TO THE EAST. AT THAT STAGE, THE NER WILL REBUILD AND RESUME
STEERING AND TRACK THE CYCLONE FASTER EASTWARD. TC 18S IS EXPECTED TO
STRUGGLE AT MODERATE GALE INTENSITY OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS WITH A
DISTINCT POSSIBILITY OF DISSIPATION. AFTER TAU 48, SHOULD THE CYCLONE
SURVIVE, DECREASING VWS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A GRADUAL INTENSIFICATION.
THE AVAILABLE NUMERICAL GUIDANCE ARE IN OVERALL AGREEMENT IN
EVENTUALLY TRACKING THE VORTEX EASTWARD BUT WITH SIGNIFICANT
DIFFERENCES IN TRACK SPEED. GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY IN THE STEERING
MECHANISM, THERE IS LOW CONFIDENCE IN THE JTWC TRACK AND INTENSITY
FORECASTS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 261200Z IS 17 FEET.
NEXT WARNINGS AT 270300Z AND 271500Z. REFER TO TROPICAL CYCLONE 17S
(RUSTY) WARNINGS (WTXS32 PGTW) FOR TWELVE-HOURLY UPDATES. //
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Tracking Info For Tropical Cyclone Eighteen

(wunderground.com)

Time Lat Lon Wind(mph) Storm type
-
12 GMT 02/24/13 12.6S 97.4E 40 Tropical Storm
00 GMT 02/25/13 13.5S 98.3E 45 Tropical Storm
12 GMT 02/25/13 14.6S 98.9E 40 Tropical Storm
00 GMT 02/26/13 14.9S 97.9E 40 Tropical Storm
12 GMT 02/26/13 15.5S 98.0E 40 Tropical Storm

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Australia (WA): Severe Tropical Cyclone RUSTY – 250213 2115z

GO HERE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Australia (WA): Severe Tropical Cyclone #RUSTY: 260900Z nr 19.5S 119.2E moving SSW at 3 kts (JTWC) WILL MAKE LANDFALL NEAR PORT HEDLAND 2602131315Z

Australia: WA Severe Weather Warning: Widespread Destructive Winds in excess of 125km/h – Published 12 June 2012 0945GMT/UTC

(Image: bom.gov.au)
Satellite 18:30 AEST on Tuesday 12 June 2012 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
(Click image for source)

BoM RADAR

WA Severe Weather Warning: Widespread Destructive Winds

Source: Bureau of Meteorology via The Australian Early warning Network

for Widespread Destructive Winds and Abnormally High Tides
For people in parts of WA south of a line from Geraldton to Laverton to Forrest.
This includes people in, near or between Geraldton, Dalwallinu, Jurien Bay,
Southern Cross, York, Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River,
Bridgetown, Albany, Katanning, Narrogin, Esperance, Kalgoorlie and Eucla.
Issued at 2:00 pm on Tuesday 12 June 2012

WEATHER SITUATION
An intense storm is expected to hit the south of the state from late Tuesday
afternoon and evening. This storm will be of similar strength to the system that
affected the southwest on Sunday though this storm will also affect the south
coast significantly and extend further inland.

For people in parts of WA south of a line from Jurien Bay to Narrogin to Eyre.
This includes people in, near or between Jurien Bay, Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury,
Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown, Albany, Katanning, Narrogin and
Esperance:

This storm is expected to cause WIDESPREAD DANGEROUS WINDS in excess of 125
kilometres per hour which could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES
OR PROPERTY. DANGEROUS WINDS are expected to develop in the west from evening
and extend as far east as Hopetoun by midnight and to Eyre by about 8 am
Wednesday. Winds should begin to ease from the west during Wednesday morning.

For people in remaining parts of WA south of a line from Geraldton to Laverton
to Forrest. This includes people in, near or between Geraldton, Dalwallinu,
Kalgoorlie, Southern Cross, York and Eucla.

This storm is expected to cause WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS to 125 kilometres per
hour with LOCALLY DANGEROUS GUSTS in excess of 125 kilometres per hour which
could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES OR PROPERTY. The DAMAGING
WINDS are likely to develop overnight and extend to Kalgoorlie by early
Wednesday morning and through to Eucla by midday Wednesday. Conditions will ease
in the west during the morning.

Winds associated with this storm are much stronger than a usual winter storm and
are likely to be of a similar strength to the winds experienced on Sunday.
However, this storm is likely to more significantly affect the south coast and
extend further inland than the storm on Sunday. The worst conditions will
commence late afternoon or early evening in the Augusta – Margaret River area,
reaching Perth metropolitan area later in the evening. By dawn on Wednesday
winds along the west coast will begin to ease and the worst conditions will be
along the south coast and inland.

HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES may cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS.
DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS are likely which could cause significant beach
erosion.

WHAT TO DO
For personal safety FESA State Emergency Service [SES] advises you to secure
loose objects, move vehicles under cover and stay inside away from windows. If
caught outside you should find shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water
drains and streams. If you own a boat ensure it is securely moored. Take extra
care on the roads as flooding is possible. If you are driving through heavy rain
slow down and turn your lights on or if visibility becomes low pull over and
park until it passes. For SES assistance call 132 500. For more safety tips
visit http://www.fesa.wa.gov.au