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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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

PRIORITY

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 4
Issued at 8:53 am WST on Wednesday 22 March 2017

Headline:
The Tropical Cyclone Watch has been CANCELLED as the low is now not expected to
reach cyclone intensity.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None.

Watch zone: None.

Cancelled zone: Onslow to Wallal Downs.

Details of Tropical Low at 8:00 am AWST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 35 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 95 kilometres of 17.2 degrees South 116.5 degrees East,
estimated to be 395 kilometres north of Karratha and 410 kilometres north
northwest of Port Hedland.
Movement: south at 11 kilometres per hour.

The low is forecast to track to the south towards the Pilbara coast but is now
not expected to reach tropical cyclone intensity by the time it reaches the
coast on Thursday.

Hazards:
GALES are no longer expected to affect the Pilbara coast.

A Severe Weather Warning is current for heavy rain along the Pilbara coast east
of Karratha. Please refer to the warning for latest details.

Recommended Action:
DFES advises that there are no community alerts.

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

Cyclone advices and DFES Alerts are available by dialling 13 DFES (13 3337)

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