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Marine Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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Issued at 10:46 pm ACST on Wednesday 21 March 2018

Tropical Low developing north of Nhulunbuy in the Arafura Sea.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None.

Watch zone: Milingimbi to Cape Shield, including Nhulunbuy.

Cancelled zone: None.

Details of Tropical Low at 9:30 pm ACST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 35 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 110 kilometres of 9.7 degrees South 135.8 degrees East,
estimated to be 300 kilometres north northwest of Nhulunbuy and 285 kilometres
north northeast of Milingimbi.
Movement: west southwest at 6 kilometres per hour.

A tropical low is developing north of Nhulunbuy in the Arafura Sea. While the
tropical low will initially move towards the west or southwest, it is expected
to turn eastwards, towards the Gulf of Carpentaria, during Thursday before
taking a more southeasterly path on Friday.

GALES are not expected in coastal areas within the next 24 hours, however,
gales could develop between Milingimbi and Cape Shield, including Nhulunbuy
during Friday.

Recommended Action:
NTES advises communities under Watch:

- Prepare your home, yard and family for a cyclone, finalise your emergency kit;
- Decide NOW where you will shelter - at home, with friends or family, or a
public shelter, where available;
- If you plan to leave the area, leave while it is safe to do so.

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 5:00 am ACST Thursday 22 March.

This advice is available on telephone NT-1300 659 211

A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at:
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