Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Advice for System 1

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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

PRIORITY

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1
Issued at 04:51 PM EST on Thursday 02 April 2020

Headline:
Tropical Cyclone Harold has formed in the Coral Sea west of the Solomon Islands

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None.

Watch zone: None.

Cancelled zone: None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Harold at 4:00 pm AEST [3:30 pm ACST]:
Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 65 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 95 kilometres per hour. Location: within 35 kilometres of 9.8 degrees South 156.8 degrees East, estimated to be 350 kilometres west of Honiara and 1430 kilometres east northeast of Cairns. Movement: southeast at 10 kilometres per hour. The system is forecast to track towards the southeast while intensifying as it approaches the Solomon Islands on Friday morning. Longer term the system is expected to continue moving towards the southeast, and may affect Vanuatu late in the weekend or early next week as a category three severe tropical cyclone.

Hazards:
This system is expected to remain well offshore from the Australian coast and poses no threat to Queensland coastal or island communities.

Recommended Action:
None.

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Thursday 02 April.

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