Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:53 pm WST on Thursday 22 February 2024

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln expected to re-develop tonight, impacts for the west Pilbara and northern Gascoyne coast Friday and Saturday.
Areas Affected:

Warning Zone
Mardie to Ningaloo, including Exmouth, Onslow and Mardie.

Watch Zone
Ningaloo to Wooramel Roadhouse.
Cancelled Zone

Mardie to Roebourne, including Karratha and Dampier.
Details of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln at 2:00 pm AWST:

Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 55 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 45 kilometres of 16.6 degrees South 119.3 degrees East, estimated to be 420 kilometres north of Port Hedland and 525 kilometres north northeast of Karratha.

Movement: west southwest at 21 kilometres per hour.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln is north of the Pilbara coast. The system will move to the west southwest and develop, likely reaching tropical cyclone intensity tonight. It will then turn to the southwest towards the far west Pilbara coast while developing further. On Saturday the system is most likely to cross the far west Pilbara or upper Gascoyne coast and weaken as it moves inland on Sunday.

GALES with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of 100 km/h may develop Friday morning between Mardie and Ningaloo, and become more likely during Saturday. The risk of GALES with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of 100km/h extends to between Ningaloo and Carnarvon, including Carnarvon, Friday evening, this risk continues during Saturday. GALES with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of 100 km/h may extend further south between Carnarvon and Wooramel Roadhouse during Saturday morning.

DESTRUCTIVE WIND GUSTS to 140 km/h are also possible near the centre of the system on Saturday.

HEAVY RAINFALL is likely to be confined to near the path of the cyclone, developing about the western Pilbara as the cyclone approaches the coast from late Friday, and then spreading southwards into the western Gascoyne as the system moves south on Saturday.

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES near the path of the system could cause MINOR FLOODING at the coast between Mardie and Wooramel Roadhouse.
Recommended Action:

DFES advises of the following community alerts:

BLUE ALERT: is current for people in or near coastal communities and offshore islands between Mardie and Wooramel. Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for cyclonic weather, commence implementing your cyclone plan and organise an emergency kit including first aid kit, torch, portable radio, food and water.

ALL CLEAR: Roebourne through to Mardie not including Mardie.

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