Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:01 pm WST on Friday 9 April 2021
Headline:

Tropical Cyclone Seroja expected to bring dangerous weather conditions to the west coast during Sunday or Monday.
Areas Affected:

Warning Zone
None.

Watch Zone
Coral Bay to Lancelin including Carnarvon, Denham, Kalbarri and Geraldton and extending inland to include Gascoyne Junction, Cue, Mount Magnet, Paynes Find and Dalwallinu.

Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Seroja at 2:00 pm AWST:

Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 85 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 120 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 35 kilometres of 19.9 degrees South 109.5 degrees East, estimated to be 570 kilometres northwest of Coral Bay and 700 kilometres northwest of Carnarvon.

Movement: southwest at 19 kilometres per hour.

Tropical Cyclone Seroja is forecast to gradually intensify as it tracks to the southwest over open waters today and then to the south on Saturday. By Sunday, Seroja is forecast to to accelerate to the southeast towards the west coast before making landfall late Sunday or early Monday between Carnarvon and Jurien Bay. The cyclone should gradually weaken as it move inland on Monday but still be causing gusty winds east of the track.
Hazards:

GALES with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are likely to develop in an area between Coral Bay and Kalbarri during Sunday. Gales will extend further south towards Lancelin and inland into the Gascoyne and northern Wheatbelt later Sunday and then further inland to the southern Goldfields during Monday.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour are forecast to occur closer to the centre of Seroja as it moves across the coast and into adjacent inland parts.

HEAVY TO INTENSE RAINFALL and FLASH FLOODING are likely close to the track of Seroja during Sunday and Monday.

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES could cause minor flooding at the coast between Coral Bay and Lancelin, increasing to be SERIOUS FLOODING in the Denham and Shark Bay region.
Recommended Action:

DFES advises of the following community alerts:

BLUE ALERT: People south of Coral Bay to Geraldton, not including Coral Bay, but including Geraldon need to prepare for cyclonic weather and organise an emergency kit including first aid kit, torch, portable radio, spare batteries, food and water.

People needing SES assistance can call 132 500. In a life-threatening situation call 000. For more safety tips visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au

Communities between Coral Bay and Geraldton should listen for the next advice.

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