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Old Mar 7th 2014, 3:56 am   #1
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Exclamation Tropical Cyclone Gillian - Gulf of Carpentaria

IDD10610
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory

Updated Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the Northern Region, including the Gulf of Carpentaria
Issued at 12:24 pm CST on Friday 7 March 2014
for the period until midnight CST Sunday 9 March 2014.

Existing Cyclones in the Northern Region:

Nil

Potential Cyclones:

A developing tropical low, 1004 hPa, is located in the eastern Arafura Sea,
near 9.5S 137.4E, about 180 km north northeast of Cape Wessel at 11.30 am CST 7
March, and is near stationary. The low is expected to slowly move towards the
southeast into the eastern Gulf of Carpentaria over the next few days, away
from the Northern Territory. The low may develop into a tropical cyclone by
Sunday.

Likelihood of a tropical cyclone in the Northern Region on:
Friday Very Low
Saturday Moderate
Sunday High


The developing tropical cyclone may threaten northern Cape York Peninsula on
Sunday.

NOTES: The likelihood is an estimate of the chance of each system being a
tropical cyclone in the Region for each day.
Very Low: less than 5% Moderate: 20 to 50%
Low: 5% to 20% High: over 50%

The area of coverage for this outlook is the Ocean area south of 9S, between
125E and 142E, including the Gulf of Carpentaria, but excluding the area around
Timor (northwest of 11S 125E, 11S 128E, 9S 128E).
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IDQ20026
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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

PRIORITY

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1
Issued at 5:57 pm EST on Friday 7 March 2014

A Cyclone WATCH has been declared for a developing tropical low for coastal
areas from Kowanyama to Cape Grenville, including the Torres Trait Islands.

At 4:00 pm EST a Tropical Low was estimated to be
395 kilometres west northwest of Thursday Is and
475 kilometres northwest of Weipa Ap and
moving southeast at 15 kilometres per hour towards the coast.

The low may develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 48 hours.

GALES are expected to develop between Aurukun and Cape Grenville, including the
Torres Strait Islands, during Sunday morning, possibly extending further south
to Kowanyama later.

As the cyclone approaches the coast, a storm tide is expected between Weipa and
the Torres Strait Islands during Sunday. Large waves may produce minor
flooding along the foreshore. People living in areas likely to be affected by
this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as
possible and be prepared to help their neighbours.

Very heavy rainfall that could potentially lead to flash flooding is expected
to develop over the Peninsula District during Saturday night and Sunday.

People between Kowanyama and Cape Grenville, including the Torres Strait
Islands 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...... 9.8 degrees South 138.7 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 55 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the southeast at 15 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 85 kilometres per hour and INTENSIFYING
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 1003 hectoPascals

The next advice will be issued by 11:00 pm EST Friday 07 March.

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
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IDQ20026
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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

PRIORITY

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 3
Issued at 5:11 am EST on Saturday 8 March 2014

A Cyclone WATCH is current for a developing tropical low for coastal and island
communities from Kowanyama to Cape Grenville.

At 4:00 am EST a Tropical Low was estimated to be
300 kilometres west of Thursday Is and
365 kilometres northwest of Weipa Ap and
moving southeast at 5 kilometres per hour towards the coast.

The low may develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 48 hours.

GALES are expected to develop between Aurukun and Cape Grenville, including the
Torres Strait Islands, during Sunday morning, possibly extending further south
to Kowanyama later.

As the cyclone approaches the coast, a storm tide is expected between Weipa and
the Torres Strait Islands during Sunday. Large waves may produce minor
flooding along the foreshore. People living in areas likely to be affected by
this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as
possible and be prepared to help their neighbours.

Very heavy rainfall that could potentially lead to flash flooding is expected
to develop over the Peninsula District during Saturday night and Sunday.

People between Kowanyama and Cape Grenville, including the Torres Strait
Islands 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 am EST:
.Centre located near...... 10.4 degrees South 139.5 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 110 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the southeast at 5 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 85 kilometres per hour and INTENSIFYING
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 1003 hectoPascals

The next advice will be issued by 11:00 am EST Saturday 08 March.

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
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IDQ20026
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 6
Issued at 5:30 pm EST on Saturday 8 March 2014

A Cyclone WARNING continues for coastal areas from Kowanyama to Saibai Island, ncluding the Torres Strait Islands.

A Cyclone WATCH continues for coastal and island communities from Gilbert River Mouth to Kowanyama and inland to Cape Grenville.

At 4:00 pm EST Tropical Cyclone Gillian, Category 1 was estimated to be
300 kilometres west of Thursday Island and 360 kilometres northwest of Weipa and moving east southeast at 11 kilometres per hour towards the coast.


Tropical cyclone Gillian is forecast to move in a southeast direction over the
weekend while intensifying. The destructive core of the tropical cyclone is
expected to cross the west coast of Cape York Peninsula between Cape Keerweer
and Thursday Island during Monday morning or possibly as early as Sunday
afternoon.

GALES are expected to develop between Cape Keerweer and Cape Grenville,
including the Torres Strait Islands, on Sunday morning, possibly extending
further south to Kowanyama later on Sunday and to Gilbert River Mouth during
Monday.

DESTRUCTIVE winds of up to 150 km/hr may develop during Sunday afternoon or
overnight between Cape Keerweer and Thursday Island if the cyclone continues to
intensify.

Coastal residents between Weipa and the Torres Strait Islands are specifically
warned of the
dangerous storm tide as the cyclone crosses the coast late Sunday or early
Monday. The sea is likely to rise steadily up to a level well above the normal
tide, with damaging waves and flooding of some low-lying areas close to the
shoreline. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should
take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to
follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the
authorities.

Very heavy rainfall that could potentially lead to flash flooding is expected
to develop over the Peninsula District tonight and persist into Sunday.

People between Cape Keerweer and Sabai Island, including the Torres Strait
Islands should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially
securing boats and property using available daylight hours.
- 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).

People from Gilbert River Mouth from Cape Keerweer and inland to Cape Grenville
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 Cyclone Gillian at 4:00 pm EST:
.Centre located near...... 10.5 degrees South 139.5 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 45 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the east southeast at 11 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 95 kilometres per hour and INTENSIFYING
.Severity category........ 1
.Central pressure......... 998 hectoPascals

The next advice will be issued by 8:00 pm EST Saturday 08 March.

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

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 18
Issued at 4:42 am EST on Monday 10 March 2014

A Cyclone WARNING is current for coastal areas from Gilbert River Mouth to
Weipa.

A Cyclone WATCH is current for coastal and island communities from Port
McArthur to Gilbert River Mouth.

At 4:00 am EST [3:30 am CST] Tropical Cyclone Gillian, Category 1 was estimated
to be
95 kilometres southwest of Weipa and
85 kilometres north northwest of Cape Keerweer and
moving south southeast at 8 kilometres per hour.

TROPICAL CYCLONE GILLIAN, CATEGORY 1, has recently moved in a southeasterly
direction but is expected to resume a south-southeast track today. Tropical
cyclone Gillian should generally move parallel to the west coast of Cape York
Peninsula over the next 24 hours, though there is still a chance that the
system may cross the coast between Cape Keerweer and Pormpuraaw later today.
Little intensification is likely today, however the system is expected to
slowly strengthen during Tuesday.

GALES are occurring about coastal areas between Weipa and Pormpuraaw, and will
extend south to Gilbert River Mouth today. Gales may extend further south and
west between Gilbert River Mouth and Port McArthur in the Northern Territory
during Tuesday.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS up to 140 km/h may develop between Pormpuraaw and Gilbert
River Mouth if the system continues to intensify and moves closer to the coast.

If the cyclone approaches the coast, a storm tide may occur between Aurukun and
Kowanyama. Large waves may produce minor flooding along the foreshore. People
living in areas that may be affected by this flooding should take measures to
protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to help their
neighbours.

People between Gilbert River Mouth and Weipa should immediately commence or
continue preparations, especially securing boats and property using available
daylight hours.
- 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).

People from Gilbert River Mouth to the QLD/NT border, including Mornington
Island and Sweers Island 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).

The Territory Controller advises Northern Territory communities under Watch
that now is the time to put together your emergency kit, clear your yards and
balconies, and commence home shelter preparations.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Gillian at 4:00 am EST [3:30 am CST]:
.Centre located near...... 13.2 degrees South 141.2 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 20 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the south southeast at 8 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 100 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ 1
.Central pressure......... 997 hectoPascals

The next advice will be issued by 8:00 am EST Monday 10 March [7:30 am CST
Monday 10 March].

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
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For the cyclone watchers out there - Tropical Cyclone Gillian moved across the Gulf, across the Top End and out to the west of Australia.
And intensified to become Australia's second category 5 Tropical Cyclone for season 2013/2014 (Bruce was our first). It took only 36 hours to intensify from a category 1 to a category 5. That puts it near the top in the list of the fastest intensifying tropical cyclones in recorded history

She was fortunately only a Cat One as she passed Christmas Island. A category one cyclone has battered Christmas Island, forcing the evacuation of one family and causing damage to homes. The tiny island community, which includes an immigration detention centre, is now on red alert.
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