This tropical cyclone reached category four, approaching the northern coast of the Australian state of Western Australia. Despite the fact that the center of the cyclone reaches of the continent, warning of possible storm surges still not been lifted in from Coral Bay to the Bay of Vim, including Karratha, Dampier, Onslow and Exmouth. Forecasters predict wind speed up to 100-130 km / h on the Pilbara coast.
In connection with the cyclone all mines located in the sea and the nearest ports have already responded to the event and temporarily closed for work, all employees were evacuated. These activities were not in vain, as the extreme section of the cyclone of a rather dangerous, though, and a spectacular view on the coast, 45 km north-west of Onslow. Gale raised sandstorm with the waves. Height of sand-water wave reached 2 meters, and the wind was blowing at a speed of 72 km / h Visibility on the coast fell to 100 meters.
Likely force the cyclone will decrease, but the "blue" code of danger for the coast remains in force. Pilbara residents advised to make all necessary and to monitor changes in the behavior of the nearest cyclone. This is especially true, the Karratha, which Narelle as close as possible during the day or late at night. Currently the cyclone is 525 km north of Exmouth and 505 km north-west of Carats, moving at a speed of 15 km / h