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Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this
warning.

PRIORITY

TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 12
Issued at 10:56 am ACST on Sunday 27 December 2015


Headline:
Cyclone Watch cancelled for Gulf of Carpentaria. Severe Weather, Flood and
Marine warnings continue.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None.

Watch zone: None.

Cancelled zone: Port Roper to NT/Qld Border, including Groote Eylandt.

Details of Tropical Low at 9:30 am ACST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 30 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 75 kilometres of 15.4 degrees South 134.6 degrees East,
estimated to be 75 kilometres south of Ngukurr and 195 kilometres west
northwest of Borroloola.
Movement: east at 10 kilometres per hour.

A tropical low over the western Carpentaria District is expected to move east
to southeast and be located near the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria coast during
the next few days. The tropical low is no longer expected to spend enough time
over water to develop into a tropical cyclone.

Hazards:
Although the tropical low is no longer expected to develop into a tropical
cyclone, Severe Weather, Flood and Marine Wind Warnings remain current for the
Northern Territory and Queensland. Refer to www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings/

Recommended Action:
With ongoing associated weather, the Northern Territory Emergency Service
advises that people should:
- Keep a watch on local conditions and monitor local radio
- Secure loose outside objects and seek shelter when conditions deteriorate.
- Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.
- Pull over if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, park with your hazard
lights on until the rain clears.
- Avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current.
- Be aware that abnormally high tides could cause minor flooding at the coast.
- Create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or
shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your
home.
- Be prepared in case of power outages, have an emergency kit with a battery
operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit.
- Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.

Further advice on cyclone emergencies is available at www.securent.nt.gov.au
Please ensure that friends, family and neighbours have heard and understood
this message, particularly new arrivals to the area.

Next Advice:
No further advices will be issued for this system.

This advice is available on telephone NT-1300 659 211

A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at:
http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone
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