Saturday, July 31

WA communities brace for ‘cyclonic weather’


People in or near the communities between De Gray and Giralia, as well as those in Port Hedland, Karratha, Dampier and Onslow have been urged to organize an emergency kit that includes first aid supplies, a flashlight, portable radio, spare batteries, food and water. .

While the communities between Giralia and North West Cape, including Exmouth, should be vigilant and listen to upcoming advice.

“The tropical low is over land and moving west closer to the Pilbara coast,” the BoM stated on its website.

“It can move out to sea late today or on Tuesday and become a tropical cyclone.

“There is a possibility that the system will continue further south, remain on land and not intensify into a tropical cyclone. This would significantly reduce the possibility of gales in coastal communities.”

Heavy rains are expected today in the central and eastern Pilbara, with flood warnings.

Hurricane-force winds of up to 100 km / h could sweep through the coastal areas between De Gray and Dampier, including Port Hedland and Karratha, later today.

The winds can then spread westward, beyond Dampier, to Onslow and Exmouth tomorrow, if the system moves over the ocean.

Destructive winds with gusts of up to 130 km / h are possible in the Northwest Cape late tomorrow or Wednesday, if the system follows the coast and intensifies.

People in need of SES assistance can call 132 500 or if they are in a life-threatening situation, they should call triple zero.

New South Wales and the ACT

Sydney will be cloudy with an average chance of showers later tonight.

A maximum temperature of 27 degrees is forecast, with light winds blowing from the northeast through the city.

While in Canberra, there is a very high chance of showers and thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening.

A maximum of 29 degrees is expected in the Capital.

A high of 24 degrees is forecast for Melbourne today, with a slight chance of showers at night.

The city will be partly cloudy with north winds of up to 20 km / h that will become light in the middle of the day.

Brisbane is expected to be partly cloudy today, with an average chance of showers later tonight.

A top of 29 degrees is forecast, with easterly and southeastern winds of up to 25 km / hr to sweep through the city during the day before subsiding at night.

The BoM has also stated that Tropical Cyclone Lucas, which formed in the Coral Sea east of the Cape York peninsula, was moving away from the Queensland coast.

A sunny, but partly cloudy day is forecast for Adelaide, with temperatures peaking at 26 degrees.

The fire danger in the Adelaide metropolitan area and Mount Lofty Ranges has been rated high.

The Perth heat wave will continue today, with temperatures soaring to 38 degrees.

There will be easterly winds of up to 40 km / h in the morning, decreasing to 35 km / h in the middle of the day. Gusts of up to 80 km / h are possible in Perth Hills in the morning.

synoptic map

The fire hazard has been labeled “severe,” while communities in the west of the state have been told to prepare for “cyclonic weather.”

A partly cloudy day is forecast for Hobart, with a temperature of 24 degrees in the city.

There is a small chance of rain in the late afternoon and evening.

While 22 degrees cooler is expected in Launceston, with an average chance of showers during the morning and afternoon.

Wet weather will drench Darwin today, with rain and the possibility of a thunderstorm on the radar today.

Despite the downpour, the city will be warm at 29 degrees.


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