BOM issues Cyclone Watch

Staff reportersBroome Advertiser
Bureau of Meteorology tracking map, as of 2pm.
Camera IconBureau of Meteorology tracking map, as of 2pm. Credit: Bureau of Meteorology

A low pressure system off the Kimberley coast is expected to develop into a cyclone on Thursday.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued A Cyclone Watch for the north-west Kimberley coast at 2pm today for people between Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay.

BOM said the low was about 345km north-north-west of Kalumburu and expected to develop into a tropical cyclone on Thursday.

“If the system tracks closer to the coast, gales may develop along the north-west Kimberley coast,” BOM said.

“Gales with gusts to 100km p/h are not expected to develop between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay, excluding Derby, for the remainder of Tuesday and Wednesday but may develop during Thursday afternoon if the system moves closer to the coast.”

Department of Fire and Emergency Services advised there was no community alerts at present, but recommended people in the Pilbara and Kimberley were advised to stay up to date with weather forecasts and warnings.

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