Marine Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Advice for System 1
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre
Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 5
Issued at 4:23 pm EST on Wednesday 16 March 2016
The low in the southeast Gulf of Carpentaria is no longer expected to reach
tropical cyclone intensity.
Warning zone: None.
Watch zone: None.
Cancelled zone: Karumba to Cape Keerweer.
Details of Tropical Low at 4:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 55 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 55 kilometres of 16.6 degrees South 141.1 degrees East,
estimated to be 135 kilometres south southwest of Kowanyama and 105 kilometres
north northeast of Karumba.
Movement: east at 15 kilometres per hour.
The Cyclone WARNING between Karumba and Cape Keerweer has been CANCELLED.
The low has moved rapidly eastwards during the day and is now close to the
coast. It is no longer expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone.
Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding may still develop between
Kowanyama and Karumba later today.
No further advices will be issued for this system.
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:
Water is flowing into outback Lake Eyre, but somewhat differently from past flooding of the remote saltpan, travel guide Rex Ellis says.
A strong and complex low is moving over New Zealand and has been generating heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms and gale force winds.
The sunrise this morning likely made the ancient sandstone formation of Uluru glow a glorious red at dawn, although cloud and rain from today should lead to more demure morning displays for the next couple of days.