Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Darwin Regional Forecasting Centre
Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this warning.
TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1
Issued by the BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, DARWIN
at 5:00 pm CST Thursday 10 December 2009
A Cyclone WATCH has been declared for a developing tropical low for coastal areas from Croker Island to Cape Fourcroy, not including Darwin.
At 3:30 pm CST a Tropical Low was estimated to be 170 kilometres north northeast of Goulburn Island and 420 kilometres northeast of Darwin and moving west southwest at 10 kilometres per hour parallel to the coast.
The low may develop into a tropical cyclone during Saturday.
Details of Tropical Low at 3:30 pm CST:
.Centre located near... 10.2 degrees South 134.0 degrees East
.Location accuracy... within 110 kilometres
.Recent movement... towards the west southwest at 10 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 85 kilometres per hour
.Severity category... below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure... 1002 hectoPascals
The next advice will be issued by 11:00 pm CST Thursday 10 December.