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  • Location: Ballina, Australia
  • Location: Ballina, Australia

    Cyclone George Cat 2 Now

    TOP PRIORITY

    TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING

    TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 12

    Issued by the BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, DARWIN

    at 11:00 am CST [10:30 am WDT] Sunday 4 March 2007

    A CYCLONE WARNING continues for coastal and island communities from Cockatoo

    Island in WA to Daly River Mouth in the NT.

    A CYCLONE WATCH has been declared for coastal and island communities from Broome

    to Cockatoo Island in WA.

    At 9:30 am CST [9:00 am WDT] TROPICAL CYCLONE George CATEGORY 2 was located 205

    kilometres east of Kalumburu and 115 kilometres west southwest of Port Keats,

    and moving west at 13 kilometres per hour.

    STRONG MONSOONAL WINDS with gusts to 90 kilometres per hour are currently being

    experienced along the west coast of the Top End and the north Kimberley.

    GALES with gusts to 110 kilometres per hour will be experienced on the coast

    between DALY RIVER MOUTH and KALUMBURU this morning, and may extend further west

    to COCKATOO ISLAND early on Monday.

    DESTRUCTIVE winds with gusts to 130 kilometres per hour are developing on the

    north Kimberley coast between the NT/WA BORDER and KALUMBURU.

    ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES could cause MINOR FLOODING at the coast between WYNDHAM

    and KALUMBURU later today.

    HEAVY RAIN is causing widespread flooding in the western Top End. HEAVY RAIN is

    developing in the north Kimberley and may cause flooding of low-lying areas.

    Details of TROPICAL CYCLONE George at 9:30 am CST [9:00 am WDT]:

    . Centre located near...... 14.5 degrees South 128.5 degrees East

    . Location accuracy........ within 28 kilometres

    . Recent movement.......... towards the west at 13 kilometres per hour

    . Wind gusts near centre... 130 kilometres per hour

    . Intensity................ CATEGORY 2

    . Central pressure......... 982 hectoPascals

    REPEATING: A CYCLONE WARNING is now current from Cockatoo Island in WA to Daly

    River Mouth in the NT.

    A CYCLONE WATCH is now current from Broome to Cockatoo Island in WA.

    The NEXT ADVICE will be issued at 2:00 pm CST [1:30 pm WDT]

    MEDIA: the following message is only for broadcast in Western Australia

    The WA State Emergency Service advises the following community alerts:

    A RED ALERT is current for: Oombulgurri

    A YELLOW ALERT is current for: Kalumburu and Wyndham

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  • Location: Ballina, Australia
  • Location: Ballina, Australia

    IDW24100

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

    Western Australia

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

    TOP PRIORITY

    TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 28

    Issued at 3:55 pm WDT on Wednesday, 7 March 2007

    BY THE BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY

    TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE PERTH

    A CYCLONE WATCH has been declared for coastal areas from Coral Bay to Roebourne.

    At 3:00 pm WDT Severe Tropical Cyclone George was estimated to be

    560 kilometres north of Port Hedland and

    630 kilometres north northeast of Karratha

    and moving west southwest at 11 kilometres per hour.

    Severe Tropical Cyclone George is now moving parallel to the Pilbara coast, and

    is continuing to intensify.

    Gales are not expected in coastal communities in the next 24 hours. However,

    gales may develop in offshore coastal waters during Thursday night as Tropical

    Cyclone George expands in size, and takes a more southwesterly track.

    On Friday, gales with gusts to 120 kilometres per hour are possible in coastal

    communities between Roebourne and Coral Bay as the cyclone moves closer to the

    coast.

    Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone George at 3:00 pm WDT.

    Location of centre : within 35 kilometres of

    latitude 15.3 south longitude 118.6 east

    Recent movement : west southwest at 11 kilometres per hour

    Central Pressure : 958 hectopascals

    Maximum wind gusts : 170 kilometres per hour near the centre.

    Severity category : 3

    FESA-State Emergency Service advises that there are no community alerts at

    present.

    The next advice will be issued by 10:00 pm WDT Wednesday 07 March.

    Cyclone advices and State Emergency Service Community Alerts are available by

    dialling 1300 659 210

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

    http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/wa/cyclone

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  • Location: Ballina, Australia
  • Location: Ballina, Australia

    IDW24100

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

    Western Australia

    Media: Transmitters serving the area between Wallal and Mardie are requested to

    sound the Standard Emergency Warning Signal before broadcasting the following

    warning.

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    TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 40

    Issued at 6:00 pm WDT on Thursday, 8 March 2007

    BY THE BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY

    TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE PERTH

    A CYCLONE WARNING for a SEVERE CATEGORY 4 cyclone is now current for coastal

    areas from Onslow to Bidyadanga, extending inland to include Tom Price, Newman,

    Paraburdoo, Marble Bar and Nullagine.

    A CYCLONE WATCH is now current for coastal areas from Coral Bay to Onslow, and

    extending into the southern Pilbara and northern Gascoyne to include Jigalong

    and Mt Augustus.

    At 6:00 pm WDT Severe Tropical Cyclone George was estimated to be

    120 kilometres north northeast of Port Hedland and

    275 kilometres northeast of Karratha

    and moving south at 18 kilometres per hour.

    Severe Tropical Cyclone George is approaching the coast near Port Hedland. On

    the current movement the cyclone is likely to cross the coast near Port Hedland

    late this evening. It is still possible that the cyclone could deviate to the

    west and impact Pilbara coastal areas further west.

    GALES with wind gusts to 120 kilometres per hour have developed along the

    Pilbara coast near Port Hedland and are expected to extend along the coast and

    to inland areas tonight.

    DESTRUCTIVE winds with gusts to 170 kilometres per hour are being experienced

    offshore at Bedout Island and are likely to develop on the central Pilbara coast

    within the next few hours.

    VERY DESTRUCTIVE winds with gusts to 235 kilometres per hour will be experienced

    close to the cyclone centre as the system crosses the coast.

    WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN and FLOODING are likely across the Pilbara, with falls in

    excess of 200 millimetres possible close to the cyclone track.

    DANGEROUSLY HIGH TIDES could cause EXTENSIVE FLOODING at the coast between

    Wallal and Dampier.

    Residents on the coast between Wallal and Dampier including Port Hedland and

    Karratha, Dampier and Roebourne are specifically warned of the potential of a

    VERY DANGEROUS STORM TIDE as the cyclone crosses the coast. On the current track

    Port Hedland is specifically under threat. Tides are likely to rise

    significantly above the normal high tide mark with very dangerous flooding and

    damaging waves.

    Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone George at 6:00 pm WDT.

    Location of centre : within 35 kilometres of

    latitude 19.3 south longitude 119.0 east

    Recent movement : south at 18 kilometres per hour

    Central Pressure : 930 hectopascals

    Maximum wind gusts : 230 kilometres per hour near the centre.

    Severity category : 4

    FESA-State Emergency Service advises of the following alerts.

    RED ALERT: People in or near coastal communities of Port Hedland and Whim Creek

    should move to shelter.

    YELLOW ALERT: People in or near coastal communities between Wallal and Mardie

    including Roebourne, Wickham, Karratha, Point Samson, Dampier and in or near the

    inland communities of Marble Bar and Nullagine should be taking action in

    readiness for the cyclone's impact.

    BLUE ALERT: People in or near coastal and island communities between Mardie and

    Onslow and between Wallal and Bidyadanga, and in or near the inland communities

    of Marble Bar, Nullagine, Tom Price and Pannawonica should commence taking

    precautions.

    The next advice will be issued by 7:00 pm WDT Thursday 08 March.

    Cyclone advices and State Emergency Service Community Alerts are available by

    dialling 1300 659 210

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

    http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/wa/cyclone

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  • Location: Sunny Southsea
  • Location: Sunny Southsea

    Heck, Matt, this is a monster; now showing 270kph winds and 200mm plus rainfall, plus storm surges. I'm presuming that this is not a heavily populated area of the coast, but do you know of any webcams or media coverage?

    A couple of other questions; Is this an unusual occurrence for the time of year/location? and: how often have you seen a 90 degree left turn in a storm track?

    I'm going to go & look for a satellite image.

    Please keep the updates coming.

    :)P

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
  • Weather Preferences: Hot & Sunny, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
    A couple of other questions; Is this an unusual occurrence for the time of year/location? and: how often have you seen a 90 degree left turn in a storm track?

    :huh: P

    A lot more often if we believe the current paper on the 'Asian Brown Cloud' and it's effects on pacific storm tracks.......

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  • Location: Sunny Southsea
  • Location: Sunny Southsea

    BBC actually reported on this on the Radio 4 news, for a change. 170mph winds reported. I also noticed a huge difference between the Australian forecasts and the JTWC ones, which were much more conservative.

    Tragic to hear of the deaths, in spite of the warnings and preparations.

    I hope this doesn't sound too callous under the circumstances, but are there any pic's/video out yet?

    :)P

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  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL
  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL

    Ther's an article about it on the BBC news website. Another cyclone on the way for Monday they say. Shame to hear about the deaths and injurys.

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds. HATE:stagnant weather patterns
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
    Ther's an article about it on the BBC news website. Another cyclone on the way for Monday they say. Shame to hear about the deaths and injurys.

    Yes, Jacob is headig towards the same area but looks comparitively weak at the moment. Let's hope it stays that way. Jacob looks like it is being affected by shear at the moment.

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  • Location: Ballina, Australia
  • Location: Ballina, Australia

    Yeah TC Jacob is at weak category 2 cyclone and it have affected by high shear which that have been lurked in after George went through. Squalls up to 75knots hitting the coast today and extending towards gust up to 95knots in centre overnight.

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    There is no development of Tropical Cyclones forecast in the next three days Australia.

    I'm sorry i ignored this thread largely, however when the next one forms, lets see if we can get a superthread.. (20+ pages)

    When does the Australian season end?????

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