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Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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Issued at 9:22 am WST on Saturday 14 March 2015

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Olwyn has weakened below cyclone intensity.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None

Watch zone: None

Cancelled zone: Billabong Roadhouse to Jurien Bay, extending inland to
Murchison Roadhouse and Paynes Find.

Details of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Olwyn at 8:00 am WST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 55 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 75 kilometres of 28.8 degrees South 115.1 degrees East,
estimated to be 45 kilometres east of Geraldton and 50 kilometres southwest of
Movement: south southeast at 22 kilometres per hour.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Olwyn lies to the east of Geraldton and has weakened below
cyclone intensity. Although the system has been downgraded there is still the
possibility of damaging winds and heavy rainfall to the east of the system in
the south Gascoyne and central and eastern parts of the Southwest Land

A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING is current for parts of the Southwest Land Division
and adjacent parts of the Gascoyne southwest of a line from Kalbarri to Mount
Magnet to Southern Cross to Hopetoun to Albany. Damaging winds and heavy
rainfall is likely to be confined to an area east of Moora to Dalwallinu to
Albany, whilst abnormally high tides are expected in coastal parts throughout
the warning area.

Please refer to the latest Severe Weather Warnings and Flood Watches and
Warnings for more details:

Recommended Action:
DFES advises of the following community alerts:

ALL CLEAR with EXTREME CAUTION: People in Carnarvon are advised that although
wind and storm surge dangers have passed, they should exercise extreme caution
due to damage from cyclone Olwyn.

ALL CLEAR WITH CAUTION: People in remaining communities between Cape Cuvier and
Jurien Bay are advised that wind danger has passed but you need to take care to
avoid the dangers caused by damage.

People needing SES assistance can call 132 500. In a life threatening situation
call 000. For more safety tips visit

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:

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