Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Warning
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 16
Issued at 6:47 pm WST on Saturday 23 November 2013
A Cyclone WARNING is current for coastal areas from Kuri Bay to WA/NT Border.
At 5:00 pm WST Tropical Cyclone Alessia, Category 1 was estimated to be
190 kilometres west of Kalumburu and
690 kilometres west southwest of Darwin and
moving east at 11 kilometres per hour towards the northern Kimberley coast.
Alessia is being affected by dry air and is expected to struggle to maintain
its intensity. However, gales may still develop along the northern Kimberley
coast later this afternoon or this evening as the system approaches. Overnight
into Sunday it is expected to brush the northern Kimberley coast in the
vicinity of Kalumburu. Late on Sunday it is likely to approach the west coast
of the Top End as a tropical low or weak tropical cyclone.
Rainfall from this system is likely to be confined to coastal areas. Even in
coastal areas, rainfall totals are expected to be less than is typical with a
tropical low or cyclone.
DFES-State Emergency Service advises of the following community alerts:
BLUE ALERT: People in or near communities between Kuri Bay and WA/NT border,
including Kalumburu and Wyndham, need to prepare for cyclonic weather and
organise an emergency kit including first aid kit, torch, portable radio, spare
batteries, food and water.
The Territory Controller advises residents of Darwin and Rural Areas that if
you DO NOT have accommodation constructed to the Building Code or are unsure of
your present accommodation you should decide which public emergency shelter to
use. You should now have your emergency kit complete and ready. DO NOT PROCEED
TO PUBLIC EMERGENCY SHELTERS UNTIL ADVISED TO DO SO.
Residents from the NT Border to Point Stuart are advised that now is the time
to make final preparations to your home shelter or identify which public
emergency shelter to use.
Details of Tropical Cyclone Alessia at 5:00 pm WST:
.Centre located near...... 14.5 degrees South 124.9 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 95 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the east at 11 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 95 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ 1
.Central pressure......... 998 hectoPascals
The next advice will be issued by 9:30 pm WST Saturday 23 November.
Cyclone advices and State Emergency Service Community Alerts are available by
dialling 1300 659 210
A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at: