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Tropical Low 02U (Timor Sea) - Cyclone Watch
« on: 04 January 2010, 08:58:56 AM »
The Tropical Low with the designation number of 02U has had Cyclone Watches initiated for it (Tropical Low 03U is way out in the Indian Ocean). The BoM are a little confusing with their designation numbers sometimes.

IDDP0002
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory
Darwin Regional Forecasting Centre

PRIORITY

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

TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1  
Issued by the BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, DARWIN
at 1:14 pm CST [11:44 am WST] Sunday 3 January 2010

A Cyclone WATCH has been declared for a developing tropical low for coastal
areas from Kalumburu to Cape Don, including Darwin.

At 9:30 am CST [8:00 am WST] a Tropical Low was estimated to be
130 kilometres southwest of Darwin and
45 kilometres northwest of Daly River Mouth and
moving west northwest at 14 kilometres per hour away from the coast.

The low may develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 36 to 48 hours.

GALES are not expected within coastal areas within the next 24 hours, however
GALES may develop later if the low develops into a Tropical Cyclone.

Details of Tropical Low at 9:30 am CST [8:00 am WST]:

.Centre located near...... 13.1 degrees South 129.9 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 45 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the west northwest at 14 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 85 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 1003 hectoPascals

The next advice will be issued by 5:00 pm CST Sunday 03 January [3:30 pm WST
Sunday 03 January].

This advice is available on telephone NT-1300 659 211 and WA-1300 659 210

DARWIN Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre
« Last Edit: 04 January 2010, 09:49:11 AM by Carlos E »