Tropical Cyclone Outlook for The Coral Sea

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Updated Tropical Cyclone Outlook for Coral Sea

Issued at 1:36 pm EST on Friday 24 March 2017
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 26 March 2017.

Existing Cyclones in the Eastern Region:

Nil.

Potential Cyclones:


At 10am, a tropical low pressure system is estimated to be 610 kilometres east of Cairns and 600 kilometres northeast of Townsville. The Coral Sea tropical low should develop into a tropical cyclone and move west towards the coast over the weekend.

For the latest, see tropical cyclone advices and forecasts tracks at http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/


Likelihood of a tropical cyclone in the Eastern Region on:

Friday:
Moderate
Saturday:
High
Sunday:
High


There are no other systems expected to develop within the eastern Region.


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%
Low:
5% to 20%
Moderate:
20 to 50%
High:
Over 50%

The area of coverage for this outlook is the Coral Sea and northern Tasman Sea west of 160E.

Further information on Tropical Cyclones is available at www.bom.gov.au/weather/cyclone/