Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre
Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1
Issued at 4:38 pm EST on Monday 29 April 2013
A Cyclone WATCH has been declared for a developing tropical low for coastal
areas from Thursday Island to Cooktown.
At 4:00 pm EST a Tropical Low was estimated to be
1030 kilometres east of Lockhart River and
890 kilometres east northeast of Cairns and
moving west at 6 kilometres per hour towards the coast.
The low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours.
A deepening Tropical Low situated over the northern Coral Sea is moving slowly
in a westwards direction and is expected to deepen further while continuing to
move in westwards direction tonight.
STRONG GALES may develop about coastal areas between Thursday Island and
Cooktown during Wednesday.
Areas of heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop
across parts of far northern Queensland late Tuesday and during Wednesday as
the deepening Tropical Low approaches the coast.
People between Thursday Island and Cooktown should consider what action they
will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.
- Information is available from your local government
- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster
Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au
- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on
132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on
buildings or roof damage).
Details of Tropical Low at 4:00 pm EST:
.Centre located near...... 12.7 degrees South 152.8 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 85 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the west at 6 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 85 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 1001 hectoPascals
The next advice will be issued by 11:00 pm EST Monday 29 April.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au
or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State
Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.
A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at:http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone