Source: Bureau of Meteorology


Issued at 9:01 am WST on Sunday 27 February 2022

Tropical Cyclone Anika now over the north Kimberley, likely to reintensify on Tuesday as it moves off the west Kimberley coast.
Areas Affected:
Warning Zone

Kuri Bay to Wyndham including Kalumburu.
Watch Zone

Kuri Bay to Derby and Cape Leveque to Beagle Bay.
Cancelled Zone

Details of Tropical Cyclone Anika at 8:00 am AWST:

Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 75 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 100 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 20 kilometres of 14.4 degrees South 126.6 degrees East, estimated to be 10 kilometres south southwest of Kalumburu and 255 kilometres east northeast of Kuri Bay.

Movement: southwest at 6 kilometres per hour.

Tropical Cyclone Anika is moving southwest over land and will weaken to a tropical low today. However, gales may still occur near the coast as it tracks near the coast today and Monday.

In the longer term, Anika is likely to move offshore from the coast near Kuri Bay on Tuesday and strengthen again off the WA coast.

GALES with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are currently occurring along the Kimberley coast between Mitchell Plateau and Wyndham. Gales are expected initially contract west of Kalumburu today, and then extend along the west Kimberley coast to Kuri Bay overnight and then to Beagle Bay (not including Derby) by Tuesday morning.

HEAVY RAINFALL is forecast about the Kimberley today and continue into early next week as the system tracks along the Kimberley coast.
Recommended Action:

DFES Advises the following Community Alerts:

RED ALERT for people in or around Kalumburu, remain in shelter until hazards can be assessed.

YELLOW ALERT for people in or around Mitchell Plateau to Kalumburu but not including Kalumburu and from Kalumburu to Wyndham, but not including Wyndham, you need to take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.

BLUE ALERT Mitchell Plateau to Kuri Bay, you need to prepare for cyclonic weather and organise an emergency kit including first aid kit, torch, portable radio, spare batteries, food and water

ALL CLEAR Wyndham to the NT Border.

Remaining people in the North Kimberley and the West Kimberley are advised to stay up to date with weather warnings and forecasts.

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