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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



Issued at 11:05 am EST on Sunday 02 February 2014

A Cyclone WATCH has been declared for a developing tropical low for coastal
areas from NT/Qld Border to Kowanyama.

At 10:00 am EST a Tropical Low was estimated to be
320 kilometres west of Mornington Island and
370 kilometres west northwest of Burketown and
moving east southeast at 23 kilometres per hour.

The tropical low is expected to move east and enter far southern Gulf of
Carpentaria waters late tonight or early Monday. The low may develop into a
tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 48 hours.

GALES are expected to extend out to 100 kilometres from the centre and will
possibly develop about coastal and island communities between the NT/Qld border
and Kowanyama late Monday or during Tuesday.

People between the NT/Qld border and Kowanyama should consider what action they
will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

- Information is available from your local government

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster
Management Services website (

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on

132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on
buildings or roof damage).

Details of Tropical Low at 10:00 am EST:
.Centre located near...... 16.9 degrees South 136.2 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 75 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the east southeast at 23 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 85 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 999 hectoPascals

Please ensure that neighbours have heard and understood this message,
particularly new arrivals or those who may not fully understand English.

The next advice will be issued from Brisbane TCWC by 5:00pm EST Sunday 02

This advice is available on telephone QLD-1300 659 212

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

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