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TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 2
Issued at 10:54 pm ACST [9:24 pm AWST] on Thursday 27 April 2017
Category 1 Cyclone Frances is moving southwest across the Timor Sea tonight and
is slowly intensifying.
Warning zone: Kuri Bay to Wyndham, not including Wyndham.
Watch zone: None.
Cancelled zone: None.
Details of Tropical Cyclone Frances at 9:30 pm ACST [8:00 pm AWST]:
Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 85 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 120 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 55 kilometres of 11.0 degrees South 128.3 degrees East,
estimated to be 235 kilometres west of Pirlangimpi and 410 kilometres north
northeast of Kalumburu.
Movement: west southwest at 19 kilometres per hour.
Tropical Cyclone Frances is expected to intensify as it moves southwest through
the Timor Sea tonight, possibly developing into a Category 2 system early on
Friday. The cyclone is expected to remain over water as it heads towards the
Indian Ocean, however If it takes a more southerly track peripheral gales may
affect the north Kimberley coast later on Friday.
GALES with gusts to 110 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts
between Kuri Bay and Wyndham, not including Wyndham, later on Friday.
Tides between Kalumburu and Wyndham are likely to rise above normal high tide
mark with very rough seas and flooding of low-lying coastal areas.
DFES-State Emergency Service advises that there are no community alerts at
People in the Kimberley are advised to stay up to date with weather forecasts
People between Kuri Bay and Wyndham should listen for the next advice.
People needing DFES assistance can call 132 500. In a life threatening
situation call 000.
For more safety tips visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au.
The next advice will be issued by 2:00 am ACST Friday 28 April [12:30 am AWST
Friday 28 April].
This advice is available on telephone NT-1300 659 211 and WA-1300 659 210
A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at: