Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:48 am WST on Friday 23 February 2024

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln is forecast to re-develop tonight. It is likely to impact the far west Pilbara and northern Gascoyne coast on Saturday.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: Mardie to Coral Bay including Exmouth and Onslow.

Watch zone: Coral Bay to Wooramel Roadhouse including Carnarvon.

Cancelled zone: None.

Details of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln at 11:00 am AWST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 55 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 35 kilometres of 18.2 degrees South 114.6 degrees East, estimated to be 370 kilometres northwest of Karratha and 420 kilometres north of Exmouth.
Movement: west southwest at 24 kilometres per hour.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln is moving to the west southwest, well north of the Pilbara coast and is likely to turn to the southwest, towards the far west Pilbara coast from tonight. Ex-Lincoln is forecast to re-develop into a tropical cyclone tonight.

On Saturday, the system is most likely to pass just to the west of the Exmouth-Ningaloo area then cross the northern Gascoyne coast before weakening inland on Sunday.

GALES with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of 100 km/h may develop overnight tonight between Mardie and Ningaloo, and become more likely during Saturday in the Exmouth to Coral Bay region as the cyclone approaches from the north.

The risk of GALES with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of 100 km/h may extend to between Coral Bay and Carnarvon, including Carnarvon by late Saturday, and further south between Carnarvon and Wooramel Roadhouse on Saturday night.

DESTRUCTIVE WIND GUSTS to 130 km/h are also possible close to 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 today, 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 (effective as of 11:30am):

BLUE ALERT: is current for people in or near coastal communities and offshore islands between Mardie and Overlander Roadhouse.

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.

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