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.
Warning zone: None.
Watch zone: None.
Intensity: tropical low, sustained winds near the centre of 55 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 85 kilometres of 12.0 degrees South, 157.2 degrees East , 415 kilometres southwest of Honiara .
Movement: south at 20 kilometres per hour .
Ex-tropical cyclone Raquel is expected to move in a general southerly direction away from the Solomon Islands. The system has weakened over the past six hours, and is now not expected to redevlop into a tropical cyclone.
The system will remain very far offshore and does not pose a threat to the Queensland coast.
|Time (EST)||Intensity Category||Latitude
|0hr||10 pm July 5||tropical low||12.0S||157.2E||85|
|+6hr||4 am July 6||tropical low||12.4S||157.0E||140|
|+12hr||10 am July 6||tropical low||12.8S||156.8E||155|
|+18hr||4 pm July 6||tropical low||13.1S||156.4E||185|
|+24hr||10 pm July 6||tropical low||13.5S||156.3E||205|
|+36hr||10 am July 7||tropical low||14.6S||156.4E||250|
|+48hr||10 pm July 7||tropical low||15.9S||156.5E||295|
|+60hr||10 am July 8||tropical low||16.9S||156.8E||345|
|+72hr||10 pm July 8||tropical low||17.8S||157.5E||405|
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There will be no further Forecast Track Maps issued for this system unless it reintensifies.