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Tropical Cyclone WA update

Sam Brown, Sunday April 4, 2021 - 14:13 EST

tropical low is currently located about 480 km northwest of Kalumburu in WA's Kimberley, just south of Timor in the Indian Ocean. 

The system is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone later this evening or on Monday morning and track in a southwesterly direction over the next few days. If this tropical cyclone is named in Australian waters, it will be called Odette.

It's likely to continue to deepen as it crosses warm waters, potentially reaching category 3 strength on Wednesday 7th, although likely to remain well offshore in the coming days.

TC WAImage: Possible tropical cyclone location at Wednesday 7th April 1700 (WST). Mean sea level pressure and precipitation shown using the ECWMF model. 

While the system isn't expected to directly impact the mainland over the next few days, there will be increased storm activity across the north and west Kimberley, and offshore wave heights could reach well over 3 metres. 

There are signs that the system may move close to the West Pilbara Coast mid-to-late this week, however, these systems are very dynamic and could change track and strength at any time. Keep an eye on warnings here to stay up-to-date with the latest weather information.

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