Tropical Cyclone Raquel

Issued at 10:41 am EST Wednesday 1 July 2015. No Tropical Cyclone Advice is current for this system.

Community Threat

Warning Zone
Gales within 24 hours
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Watch Zone
Gales from 24-48 hours
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Past Cyclone Details

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Past Track and Movement
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Current Cyclone Details

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Forecast Cyclone Details
(Up to 72 hours from time of issue)

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The forecast path shown above is the Bureau's best estimate of the cyclone's future movement and intensity. There is always some uncertainty associated with tropical cyclone forecasting and the grey zone indicates the range of likely tracks of the cyclone centre.

Due to the uncertainty in the future movement, the indicated winds will almost certainly extend to regions outside the rings on this map. The extent of the warning and watch zones reflects this.

This product is designed for land-based communities; mariners should read the coastal waters and high seas warnings.



Areas affected:

Warning zone: None.

Watch zone: None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Raquel at 10:00 am EST:

Intensity: category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 75 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 100 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 110 kilometres of 6.3 degrees South, 159.4 degrees East , 355 kilometres north of Honiara .
Movement: south southwest at 13 kilometres per hour .


Tropical cyclone Raquel situated to the north of the Solomon Islands is currently moving towards the south-southwest. Tropical cyclone Raquel should continue to intensify as it approaches the Solomon Islands during today and into Thursday.

The system will remain very far offshore and does not pose a threat to the Queensland coast.

  Time (EST) Intensity Category Latitude
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(decimal deg.)
Estimated Position
Accuracy (km)
0hr 10 am July 1 1 6.3S 159.4E 110
+6hr 4 pm July 1 1 6.7S 159.1E 135
+12hr 10 pm July 1 1 6.9S 159.0E 155
+18hr 4 am July 2 2 7.1S 158.9E 180
+24hr 10 am July 2 2 7.4S 158.8E 200
+36hr 10 pm July 2 2 7.8S 159.0E 240
+48hr 10 am July 3 1 8.0S 159.3E 275
+60hr 10 pm July 3 tropical low 8.2S 159.7E 310
+72hr 10 am July 4 tropical low 8.5S 159.3E 345

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