Marine Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Warning
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 12
Issued at 7:48 pm WST on Friday 1 May 2015
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Quang has made landfall and weakened below cyclone
Warning zone: None.
Watch zone: None.
Cancelled zone: Coastal areas from Exmouth to Onslow.
Details of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Quang at 7:00 pm WST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 55 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 85 kilometres of 22.2 degrees South 114.8 degrees East,
estimated to be 75 kilometres east southeast of Exmouth and 75 kilometres south
southwest of Onslow.
Movement: southeast at 28 kilometres per hour.
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Quang has made landfall near the eastern coast of the
Exmouth Gulf, approximately 60 kilometres southwest of Onslow, and has weakened
below cyclone intensity. Although the system has been downgraded, there is
still the possibility of damaging winds and heavy rainfall due to heavy showers
or thunderstorms associated with rainbands on the periphery of the low.
Wind and rain are expected to ease further throughout the western Pilbara and
Gascoyne regions overnight and during Saturday.
Now that Ex-Tropical Cyclone Quang has crossed the coast, a significant storm
tide is no longer expected.
Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to ease further over parts of the
Gascoyne and western Pilbara overnight and during Saturday. Flood Watches and
Warnings are current for areas of the west Pilbara and the Gascoyne. Please
refer to www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for latest details.
ALL CLEAR: People in or near coastal and island communities between Cape Cuvier
and Mardie including Coral Bay, Ningaloo, Exmouth, Onslow, Mardie and Nanutarra
are advised that the cyclone danger has passed.
No further advices will be issued for this system.
Cyclone advices and DFES Alerts are available by dialling 13 DFES (13 3337)
A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at:
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