Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the Western Region
Issued at 2:00 pm WST on Saturday 12 January 2019
for the period until midnight WST Tuesday 15 January 2019.
Existing Cyclones in the Western Region:
There are no tropical lows in the Western Region at present.
A tropical low (11U) is likely to develop within a deepening trough over the western Top End of the Northern Territory or adjacent waters late in the weekend (outside the Western Region). It is expected that if the tropical low develops in the trough, it will likely track west to southwest over the Timor Sea during Monday and may be over the Browse Basin on Tuesday with a possibility of reaching tropical cyclone intensity later in the day. In the longer term, the system will track to the west-southwest throughout next week - possibly as a tropical cyclone - well to the north of WA over the the Indian Ocean.
Likelihood of this system being a tropical cyclone in the Western Region on:
There are no other tropical lows expected to develop in the Western Region over the next three days.
Likelihood of another system being a tropical cyclone in the Western Region on: