Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

'High chance' of cyclone developing off Northern Territory coast, weather bureau says

Sunday January 12, 2014 - 10:49 EDT

The weather bureau says there is a high chance of a cyclone developing off the Northern Territory coast early this week.

The tropical low is developing over the Arafura Sea, about 500 kilometres east-northeast of Darwin, moving in a westerly direction.

Angeline Prasad from the Bureau of Meteorology says if enough of the low stays over water, it could develop into a tropical cyclone.

"For Monday we are going for a moderate chance of it becoming a tropical cyclone, and on Tuesday we have upgraded it to a high chance of becoming a tropical cyclone," she said.

"So for Monday its a 20 to 50 per cent chance, on Tuesday its about a 50 per cent chance."

The closely for the risk of gales developing over the western coast and northern Western Australia during Tuesday and Wednesday.


- ABC

© ABC 2014

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Con-front-ing conditions for SA, VIC and NSW

16:18 EST

A gusty cold front has brought gusty winds and showers to southern SA, western VIC and southern NSW.

Weather bureau forecasting early start to northern Australia's wet season

15:46 EST

Northern Australia has an above average chance of experiencing an early start to the wet season according to data released today by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Capital City Election Day Weather Promises

14:15 EST

It's going to be a mixed bag of weather around the country on Saturday as voters head out to decide who next we can make fun of in cartoons, watch being interviewed on a brisk dawn walk, or hear them say 'jobs and growth' again and again.