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 13
Issued at 9:01 am WST on Saturday 6 April 2019

Headline:
Tropical cyclone warning cancelled for the Kimberly coast as Wallace likely to
remain far enough of the coast not to cause coastal gales. The cyclone is
forecast to develop further over open waters well north of WA.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None.

Watch zone: None.

Cancelled zone: Kalumburu to Beagle Bay, not including Derby.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Wallace at 8:00 am AWST:
Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 85 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 120 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 45 kilometres of 11.9 degrees South 125.6 degrees East,
estimated to be 290 kilometres north northwest of Kalumburu and 580 kilometres
north northeast of Cape Leveque.
Movement: west southwest at 7 kilometres per hour.

Tropical Cyclone Wallace reached cyclone intensity earlier this morning north
of the Kimberley coast. The system will track towards the west southwest and is
likely to intensify further in the next few days. While the most likely track
keeps the system well off the WA coast, there remains a slight risk that the
cyclone could approach the west Pilbara coast towards the middle of next week.

Hazards:
Gales are no longer expected along coastal parts of the Kimberley.

Recommended Action:
DFES advises of the following community alerts (effective as of 0900 6 April
2019):
ALL CLEAR: People in communities Kalumburu to Beagle Bay, not including
Derby,are advised that wind and storm surge dangers have 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 www.emergency.wa.gov.au

Next Advice:
No further advices will be issued for this system unless it moves back towards
the coast. Refer to the latest forecast track map and information bulletin for
the latest update.

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

A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at:
http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone
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