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Australia Tropical Cyclone Seroja looms off WA north

09:05  08 april  2021
09:05  08 april  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

Cyclone Seroja destroys 124-year-old jetty and popular tourist resort

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Tropical cyclone Seroja : ‘Unusual’ threat as potentially three cyclones form off Western Australian coast. A “rare” event is set to cause havoc on the weekend with as many as three cyclones forming at once plus an unusual and worrying weather phenomenon. The main focus is on tropical cyclone Seroja , which was named by Indonesia’s meteorological office, the BMKG, because it bubbled up in Indonesian waters. On Wednesday evening, the category 1 storm was sitting around 700km northwest of Broome travelling southwest at around 24km/h.

Two cyclones looming off the coast will create a 'Fujiwhara Effect' where the storms 'dance' around each other in a dangerous super-system putting thousands of Australians on alert. Tropical cyclone Seroja is expected to make landfall near Carnarvon on Sunday. Meanwhile, residents along a vast stretch of Western Australia 's coastline have been warned to prepare for two possible tropical cyclones developing offshore, while minor flood warnings are in place for rivers in north -east NSW. Sydneysiders can expect a hot 30C on Friday, before mid-20C temperatures on Saturday and Sunday.

a view of a large body of water: An urgent warning has been issue in Western Australia's north as Tropical Cyclone Seroja approaches. © Kim Christian/AAP PHOTOS An urgent warning has been issue in Western Australia's north as Tropical Cyclone Seroja approaches.

An urgent warning has been issued to holidaymakers camping or travelling in caravans in Western Australia's north as a tropical cyclone looms.

Tropical Cyclone Seroja is tracking south from its current position 670km northwest of Karratha and is expected to make landfall as early as Sunday.

A cyclone advice alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services for an area spanning from Onslow to Jurien Bay in the state's Pilbara, Gascoyne and Mid West regions.

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Tropical Cyclone Seroja has formed near the Timor Island north of Western Australia and will intensify as it tracks towards the west coast during the week. It will then start its slow and steady increase in strength as it moves roughly parallel to the WA north coast during the week. This system is a high chance to become at least a category 3 severe tropical cyclone by Wednesday, possibly becoming a category 4 later on. For most of the north coast, rough seas and somewhat gusty winds will be the worst of the weather experienced during the next few days, depending exactly how far the

Rescuers searched for dozens of people missing in remote islands of southeast Indonesia on Tuesday while expecting more casualties in the aftermath of a tropical cyclone that has killed at least 128.

Acting DFES commissioner Craig Waters said there were many holiday-makers in the area, many of whom would not have experienced a cyclone before.

"Recent rainfall and flooding has already battered the northern half of WA during the current cyclone season," he said on Thursday.


Video: Cyclone likely to impact WA's north (Sky News Australia)

"If you're in a tent or caravan, you are simply not protected against the damaging winds that may hit the region.

"Some roads in the area are still undergoing maintenance to repair damage from recent flooding events and Tropical Cyclone Seroja has the potential to cause further damage making roads unpassable for days, if not longer."

The DFES is urging travellers to reconsider their plans and stay up to date with the latest emergency information.

TWO tropical cyclones developing off West Australian coast

  TWO tropical cyclones developing off West Australian coast A cyclone advice alert has been issued for an area spanning from Onslow to Jurien Bay in the state's Pilbara, Gascoyne and Mid West regions. Tropical Cyclone Seroja is tracking south from its current position 720km northwest of Broome and is expected to make landfall as early as Sunday.A separate tropical low lying well to the south of Christmas Island could develop cyclone intensity in coming days as it tracks east, the Bureau of Meteorology said on Wednesday.

Tropical Cyclone Seroja formed near the Timor Island north of Western Australia in the early hours of Monday morning, Weatherzone meteorologist Joel Pippard said. Earlier today, Seroja was producing winds of up to 100km/h and is expected to gain strength as it tracks down parallel to the WA coast "For most of the north coast, rough seas and somewhat gusty winds will be the worst of the weather experienced during the next few days, depending exactly how far the system is from the coast," he said. "However, from about Thursday or Friday, Seroja will start to interact with another tropical low or

Tropical Cyclone Seroja is expected to affect the islands for several days. At least 70 people died in Indonesia and 21 died in East Timor over the weekend, according to the Associated Press. Early Monday, the system strengthened into Tropical Cyclone Seroja in the Savu Sea off of Kupang in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province. It was moving southwest well off the northwest Australia coast but was expected to continue causing problems for the Southeast Asian nations for days.

""The size of this potential impact area is another reason to be prepared, because you may need to travel some distance before you are out of harm's way," Mr Waters said.

A separate tropical low lying well to the south of Christmas Island could also develop cyclone intensity in coming days as it tracks east.

The Bureau of Meteorology say it's possible the two systems will rotate around each other when they get close enough, an interaction known as the Fujiwhara Effect.

"Seroja is expected to bring a relatively brief but intense period of dangerous weather to the west coast of WA ... most likely between Jurien Bay and Carnarvon," the bureau said.

"This is a rare event for people on the west coast of WA.

"There is likely to be destructive winds, very heavy rainfall and higher than normal tides close to Seroja's path."

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