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Marine Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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Issued at 8:48 am WST on Monday 10 February 2014

The Cyclone WARNING from Beagle Bay to Port Hedland has been CANCELLED.

At 8:00 am WST a tropical low was estimated to be
120 kilometres south of Broome and
70 kilometres southeast of Bidyadanga and
moving southwest at 17 kilometres per hour.

The low is expected to track toward the southwest, just inland from Eighty Mile
Beach during Monday. It is unlikely to spend enough time over open water to
develop into a tropical cyclone and hence the warning has been cancelled.
However the low will continue to produce heavy rainfall and periods of strong
and squally winds. Please refer to the Severe Weather Warning [IDW28001] for
further details.

By Tuesday the system is likely to be located further inland in the east
Pilbara and moving towards the south.

The biggest impact from this system is likely to be flooding, which is already
occurring in the Kimberley and is likely to extend into the Pilbara from late
today or during Tuesday. Flood Warnings are current for the Fitzroy River, Ord
River and the north and west Kimberley. A Flood Watch has been issued for
Pilbara. Please refer to the latest Flood Advices for further details.

People in the Kimberley and Pilbara are advised to stay up to date with weather
forecasts and warnings.

DFES State Emergency Service (SES) advises of the following community alerts:

ALL CLEAR: People in communities between Cape Leveque and Port Hedland
including the communities of the Dampier Peninsula, Broome, Bidyadanga,
Sandfire, Wallal, Pardoo, Port Hedland, South Hedland and Wedgefield are
advised that the cyclone danger has passed but you need to take care to avoid
the dangers caused by the heavy rainfall and strong squally winds associated
with the tropical low.

Details of Tropical Low at 8:00 am WST:
.Centre located near...... 19.0 degrees South 122.3 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 35 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the southwest at 17 kilometres per hour
.Maximum wind gusts....... 100 kilometres per hour in thunderstorms
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 992 hectoPascals

No further advices will be issued for this system unless it moves over water.

Cyclone advices and State Emergency Service Community Alerts are available by
dialling 1300 659 210

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