Tropical Cyclone Outlook for The Coral Sea


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Tropical Cyclone Outlook for Coral Sea

Issued at 2:30 pm EST on Saturday 17 March 2018
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 20 March 2018.

Existing Cyclones in the Eastern Region:


Potential Cyclones:

A weak tropical low, which is currently located in the Solomon Sea, is expected to move southwest into the northwestern Coral Sea from Sunday. The likelihood of this system developing into a tropical cyclone in the Eastern Region is rated as Very Low.

There are no other significant tropical lows in the region and none are expected to develop during the next three days.

Likelihood of a tropical cyclone in the Eastern Region on:

Very low
Very low
Very low

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%
5% to 20%
20 to 50%
Over 50%

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

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