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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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Issued at 7:21 pm ACST [5:51 pm AWST] on Monday 06 March 2017

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Blanche has weakened over land over the Kimberley.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None.

Watch zone: None.

Cancelled zone: Kalumburu to Wyndham, and adjacent inland areas.

Details of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Blanche at 6:30 pm ACST [5:00 pm AWST]:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 55 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 35 kilometres of 15.4 degrees South 127.2 degrees East,
estimated to be 100 kilometres west of Wyndham and 135 kilometres south
southeast of Kalumburu.
Movement: south southwest at 20 kilometres per hour.

The cyclone has weakened into a tropical depression. The ex-tropical cyclone
is expected to continue moving inland over the Kimberley.

Winds near the centre have eased below GALE force, although WIDESPREAD DAMAGING
WIND GUSTS to 100 kilometres per hour could still result in DAMAGE to HOMES AND
PROPERTY for parts of the Kimberley District of Western Australia.

HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible over parts of the
Kimberley [refer to Severe Weather Warning].

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

- Be careful when you leave your place of shelter.
- Take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage, such as fallen power lines
and trees, broken water and sewerage lines, loose roof sheeting and other
- Some services such as power and telephone may not be working. Service
providers will be working to restore these as soon as they can.

For WA residents, Cyclone advices and DFES Alerts are available by dialling 13
DFES (13 3337) or by visiting www.emergency.wa.gov.au

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

This advice is available on telephone NT-1300 659 211 and WA-1300 659 210

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