obviously the West Aussies are so pumped for this system they can't even post their own cyclone advices!!
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 3
Issued at 2:40 am WST on Thursday 26 January 2017
A tropical low moving across Kimberley may develop into a tropical cyclone late Friday or Saturday north of Pilbara.
Bidyadanga to Mardie and Barrow Island, including Port Hedland and Karratha.
Details of Tropical Low at 2:00 am AWST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 35 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 85 kilometres of 16.3 degrees South 125.8 degrees East, estimated to be 420 kilometres east northeast of Broome and 320 kilometres west of Kununurra.
Movement: west southwest at 19 kilometres per hour.
A tropical low is moving west southwest across the northern Kimberley and is expected to move offshore from the west Kimberley coast this afternoon or this evening. The low will gradually strengthen and may develop into a tropical cyclone late Friday or during Saturday as it continues to track west-southwest to the north of and generally parallel to the Pilbara coast.
Ahead of and prior to the system becoming a tropical cyclone, squally thunderstorms are possible along the west Kimberley and Pilbara coasts.
GALES with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Bidyadanga and Mardie and also on Barrow Island on Friday evening or during Saturday.
Further heavy rainfall and flooding is likely over the Kimberley and a Severe Weather Warning and Flood Watches/Warnings are current. For further details please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/.
Heavy rainfall will extend to coastal parts of the Pilbara from Friday.
DFES advises that there are no community alerts at present.
Communities between Bidyadanga and Mardie should listen for the next advice.
The next advice will be issued by 9:00 am AWST Thursday 26 January.