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Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Warning

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 14
Issued at 5:43 pm WST on Monday 19 January 2015

Headline:
Kimberley low unlikely to become a tropical cyclone. Warnings cancelled but the
system will be closely monitored.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None

Watch zone: None

Cancelled zone: From Cape Leveque to Mardie including Broome, Port Hedland,
Roebourne, Karratha and Dampier

Details of Tropical Low at 5:00 pm WST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near centre of 30 kilometres per hour
with wind gusts 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 75 kilometres of 18.2 degrees South 121.9 degrees East,
estimated to be 45 kilometres southwest of Broome and 420 kilometres northeast
of Port Hedland.
Movement: west southwest at 18 kilometres per hour.

The weak tropical low is moving off the west Kimberley coast, but conditions
are not favourable for development. There is only a slight chance that it will
develop into a tropical cyclone.

Hazards:
Sustained gales are not expected in coastal communities but areas of heavy rain
are likely over the west Kimberley. Please refer to the latest Flood Warnings
for more details - http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/.

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

ALL CLEAR: People in, near or between Cape Leveque and Mardie are advised that
damaging winds are no longer expected.

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

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:
http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone

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