| AUSTRALIAN TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
| Saturday, January 5, 2008
|TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 21
Issued by the BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, DARWIN
at 10:18 pm CST [10:48 pm EST] Saturday 5 January 2008
A Cyclone WARNING continues for coastal and island communities from Nhulunbuy to
Port Roper, including Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, and Karumba to
Weipa in Queensland.
A Cyclone WATCH continues for coastal and island communities from Port McArthur
in the Northern Territory to Karumba in Queensland.
At 9:30 pm CST Ex-Tropical Cyclone Helen was estimated to be
130 kilometres northwest of Alyangula and
175 kilometres southwest of Nhulunbuy and
moving east at 36 kilometres per hour.
EX-TROPICAL CYCLONE Helen continues to move steadily east across Arnhem Land and
may redevelop into a Tropical Cyclone on Sunday once it moves into the Gulf of
GALES with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are expected to affect coastal and
island communities between Nhulunbuy and Port Roper, including Groote Eylandt,
GALES with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are expected to develop between
Weipa and Karumba late Sunday.
GALES may develop along the coast between Port McArthur in the Northern
Territory and Karumba in Queensland on Monday.
Heavy rain is expected to cause flooding of low lying areas over the eastern Top
Note that severe weather warnings remain current for Top End areas and for the
eastern Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait in Queensland.
Details of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Helen at 9:30 pm CST:
.Centre located near...... 13.1 degrees South 135.5 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 95 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the east at 36 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 65 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 995 hectoPascals
The next advice will be issued by 2:00 am CST Sunday 06 January.
This advice is available on telephone NT-1300 659 211 and QLD-1300 659 212
DARWIN Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre
|posted by Moderator Londen time 1:47 PM