Weather News

Twin tropical cyclones odds on for northern Australia

Craig McIntosh, Sunday February 23, 2020 - 15:17 EDT

Two active tropical cyclones are a high chance over northern Australian waters on Monday.

While we wait for the tropical low over the Gulf of Carpentaria to become Tropical Cyclone Esther, another rapidly developing low northwest of WA’s Kimberley region may become Tropical Cyclone Ferdinand on Monday.

The tropical low over the Gulf is slowly moving south, and should cross the coast on Monday between Borroloola and Mornington Island. The forecast for what could be Tropical Cyclone Ferdinand is to move in a west-southwest direction over the Timor Sea, becoming a category three system but staying well offshore.

To add more complexity to the activity over northern Australia, what should be Ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther may track west over the base of the Top End and WA’s Kimberley, move offshore and reform into a tropical cyclone. It’s a bit early to be confident that will happen but it’s something to keep an eye on, especially for people living in northwestern WA.

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
9News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Farmers begin to restock but trader warns against 'panic-buying'

16:39 EST

Farmers are being urged not to rush to restock their properties despite above-average rainfall and lush conditions persisting across New South Wales.

Spencers Creek's latest one-metre snow depth in 14 years

15:09 EST

The 2020 snow season is now likely to feature one of Spencers Creek's latest one-metre natural snow depths on record.