WA Tropical Cyclone Watch: Cockatoo Island to Kalumburu


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 9:25 am WST on Thursday 4 April 2019


A developing tropical low may intensify into a tropical cyclone on Friday or Saturday to the north of the Kimberley coast.
Areas Affected:

Warning Zone

Watch Zone
Cockatoo Island to Kalumburu.

Cancelled Zone

Details of Tropical Low at 8:00 am AWST:

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

Location: within 110 kilometres of 9.3 degrees South 131.0 degrees East, estimated to be 240 kilometres north northeast of Pirlangimpi and 730 kilometres northeast of Kalumburu.

Movement: west southwest at 15 kilometres per hour.

A tropical cyclone may develop during Friday or Saturday north of the Kimberley coast. The system is expected to track towards the west to southwest and is likely to develop further over the weekend. Early next week there is potential for the system to approach the Pilbara coast.

GALES are not expected in coastal areas on Thursday or early Friday. GALES with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Kalumburu and Cockatoo Island late Friday or during Saturday.
Recommended Action:

DFES State Emeregency Service (SES) advises tthat there are no community alerts at present. Communities between Cockatoo Island and Kalumburu should listen for the next advice.

Current Tropical Cyclones


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