Marine Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Advice for System 1
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre
Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 4
Issued at 4:30 am EST on Saturday 8 March 2014
A Cyclone WATCH is now current for a developing tropical low for coastal and
island communities from Cairns to St Lawrence.
At 4:00 am EST a Tropical Low was estimated to be
460 kilometres east of Cairns and
480 kilometres northeast of Townsville and
moving west southwest at 13 kilometres per hour.
The tropical low is expected to move in a southwest direction today before
adopting a more southerly track on Sunday. The tropical should slowly intensify
and may develop into a tropical cyclone before crossing the Queensland coast
between Townsville and Mackay overnight Sunday or early Monday.
GALES may develop about coastal and island communities between Cairns and St
Lawrence during Sunday.
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is possible about coastal and
nearby adjacent inland areas between Cooktown and Mackay from late Saturday and
should persist into Sunday.
People between Cairns and St Lawrence should consider what action they will
need to take if the cyclone threat increases.
- Information is available from your local government
- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster
Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)
- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on
132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on
buildings or roof damage).
Details of Tropical Low at 4:00 am EST:
.Centre located near...... 16.2 degrees South 150.0 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 130 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the west southwest at 13 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 85 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 1002 hectoPascals
The next advice will be issued by 11:00 am EST Saturday 08 March.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State
Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.
A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at: