Northern Territory Tropical Cyclone Threat Map
Tropical Cyclone Frances
At 4.30pm CST, Tropical Cyclone Frances (Category 3) was 300 km north northwest of Kalumburu and 530 km west of Pirlangimpi and moving WSW at 17 km/h.
A Tropical Cyclone WARNING is in place between Kuri Bay and Kalumburu.
TC Frances will continue to develop as it moves WSW through the Timor Sea. This system may intensify further before weakening during Sunday.
Next update 8pm CST
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