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Severe tropical cyclone possible for Port Hedland and surrounds in coming days

Mia BurgessNorth West Telegraph
It is likely that the ex-tropical cyclone will redevelop once again into a tropical cyclone as it moves over water off the west Kimberley coast early on Tuesday.
Camera IconIt is likely that the ex-tropical cyclone will redevelop once again into a tropical cyclone as it moves over water off the west Kimberley coast early on Tuesday. Credit: Bureau of Meterology

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted that Port Hedland and its surrounds may be subject to a severe category three tropical cyclone on Thursday.

Ex-tropical cyclone Anika continues to track across the North West Kimberley.

It is likely that the ex-tropical cyclone will redevelop once again into a tropical cyclone as it moves over water off the west Kimberley coast early on Tuesday.

As it moves over open water during Wednesday, it is expected to intensify further.

A severe tropical cyclone impact to the east Pilbara or west Kimberley coast is forecast for late Wednesday or Thursday.

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At time of publishing, BoM’s Port Hedland forecast said a cyclone as well as thunderstorms and destructive wind gusts exceeding 130 km/h are possible depending on the movement and development of ex-tropical cyclone Anika.

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