Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Advice For Cocos Island And Christmas Island

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Advice For Cocos Island And Christmas Island
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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


Issued at 08:25 AM WST on Friday 26 February 2021

A developing tropical low (15U) is expected to pass south of Cocos (Keeling) Islands tonight. Although a period of squally winds are expected the risk of gales on the islands has diminished.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None.

Watch zone: None.

Cancelled zone: the Cocos Islands.

Details of Tropical Low at 6:30 am CCT:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 65 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 95 kilometres per hour. Location: within 55 kilometres of 14.2 degrees South 100.5 degrees East, estimated to be 460 kilometres east southeast of Cocos Island and 700 kilometres southwest of Christmas Island. Movement: west southwest at 31 kilometres per hour. A tropical low (15U) is moving steadily to the west southwest and is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone today. The system will pass to the south of Cocos (Keeling) Islands overnight tonight. There is increased confidence in the track being sufficiently far south of the islands that the risk of gales there has reduced. During Saturday it is likely to be moving away from the islands.

Although squally west to northwesterly winds are possible on Cocos (Keeling) Islands tonight and early Saturday, gales are no longer expected.

Recommended Action:
The Australian Federal Police advise that there are no community alerts at present.

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

A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at:
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