Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the Western Region

IDW10800

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the Western Region

Issued at 2:09 pm WST on Wednesday 20 March 2019
for the period until midnight WST Saturday 23 March 2019.

Existing Cyclones in the Western Region:

Tropical Cyclone Veronica, a category 2 system, was located near 15.4S 118.4E at 2pm WST Wednesday, which is approximately 500km northwest of Broome. It is forecast to continue strengthening as it tracks west southwest and then south from Friday, which takes it towards the Pilbara coast. Communities in the Pilbara are urged to stay up to date with the latest details due to the significant impact this system may produce. Please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/ for more detailed and up to date information.

Likelihood of this system remaining a tropical cyclone in the Western Region on:

Thursday:
High
Friday:
High
Saturday:
High

Potential Cyclones:


There are no other significant tropical systems expected in the region for at least the next three days.


Likelihood of another system being a tropical cyclone in the Western Region on:

Thursday:
Very Low
Friday:
Very Low
Saturday:
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%
Low:
5% to 20%
Moderate:
20 to 50%
High:
Over 50%

The Western Region refers to the Indian Ocean between Longitudes 90-125E and south of 10S.

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