TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1
Issued at 8:50 am WST on Tuesday 26 December 2017
Developing tropical low may bring gales to the west Kimberley coast from as early as Wednesday night.
Beagle Bay to Whim Creek, including Broome and Port Hedland.
Details of Tropical Low at 8:00 am AWST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 35 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 165 kilometres of 14.1 degrees South 122.5 degrees East, estimated to be 430 kilometres north of Broome and 375 kilometres north northwest of Derby.
Movement: slow moving.
A low is developing off the west Kimberley coast. The low is likely to form into a tropical cyclone later on Wednesday as it moves towards the south southwest.
Gales may occur along the coast from Beagle Bay to Broome as early as Wednesday evening, or more likely on Thursday morning. Gales may extend down the coast during Thursday as the system approaches the east Pilbara coast. Gales are possible at Port Hedland on Thursday night if the system takes a more westerly track.
DFES advises of the following community alerts:
BLUE ALERT: People in or near Cape Leveque to Wallal need to prepare for cyclonic weather and organise an emergency kit including first aid kit, torch, portable radio, spare batteries, food and water.
The next advice will be issued by 3:00 pm AWST Tuesday 26 December.
Cyclone advices and DFES Alerts are available by dialling 13 DFES (13 3337)
Time (AWST) Intensity Category Latitude
(decimal deg.) Longitude
(decimal deg.) Estimated Position
0hr 8 am December 26 tropical low 14.1S 122.5E 165
+6hr 2 pm December 26 tropical low 14.8S 122.3E 425
+12hr 8 pm December 26 tropical low 15.5S 122.1E 400
+18hr 2 am December 27 tropical low 16.0S 121.9E 275
+24hr 8 am December 27 tropical low 16.6S 121.8E 225
+36hr 8 pm December 27 tropical low 17.8S 121.3E 240
+48hr 8 am December 28 1 18.4S 120.8E 225
+60hr 8 pm December 28 2 19.4S 120.4E 210
+72hr 8 am December 29 1 20.5S 120.7E 350