tropicbreeze Posted January 24, 2012 Author Report Share Posted January 24, 2012 The low has moved virtually right over Darwin and is causing heavy rain. There's a severe weather warning out but the system is expected to drift southwards over the land. It's a huge system in area but with a lot of land interaction it's unlikely to intensify into a cyclone. Barometric pressure has dropped below 1000 hPa throughout Darwin, in Wadeye it's 996 hPa. The outlook is wild windy and wet but no cyclone just yet. Where the next cyclone will most likely form is off the north west coast of WA. A low has formed in the monsoon trough near 16S 114E moving west southwest at around 11 knots. It may develop into a tropical cyclone late Wednesday evening or more likely on Thursday. The system is expected to continue to intensify and begin to move south on Friday. Gales associated with the system are not expected to affect the coast on Wednesday or Thursday, but there is a risk that coastal communities near the Northwest Cape may be affected on Friday. People in the Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley are advised to keep up to date with weather forecasts. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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