Tropical Cyclone Olga set to weaken off Pilbara coast in Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone Olga is anticipated to weaken because it passes the Pilbara coast in Western Australia earlier than shifting southwest, however two extra techniques may flip into potential cyclones in coming days.

After the tropical low shaped northwest of Broome on Saturday, the Bureau of Meteorology confirmed on Tuesday that Tropical Cyclone Olga was weakening over open water north of the Pilbara coast.

Because the system strikes the southwest, sturdy to gale pressure winds are seemingly for coastal areas of the west Pilbara on Tuesday evening and into Wednesday.

At its peak, Tropical Cyclone Olga was a class 4 system, reaching winds of greater than 150 km/h and gusts of over 200 km/h.

There aren’t any main impacts forecast for the Australian coast.

Cyclone watch continues

However the Bureau forecasts two cyclones may kind within the coming days within the northern a part of Australia.

Tropical Low 12U is forecast to kind within the Arafura Sea, close to the Prime Finish, later this week.

Whereas it’s anticipated to stay sluggish shifting, authorities warn it may develop additional over the approaching weekend.

“The danger of the tropical low turning into a tropical cyclone will increase from April 15 however stays low,” the Bureau stated.

In the meantime, one other tropical low, generally known as 13U, may additionally develop alongside a trough within the far northern Coral Sea, close to Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea.

The Bureau warns that if it varieties, it’s prone to initially transfer south and work together with a trough system midweek.

“This low could rapidly weaken because it interacts with the trough, nonetheless, there’s a very small likelihood that 13U could strengthen and develop right into a tropical cyclone” the Bureau stated.

“The motion of the system is extremely unsure, however a monitor to the Far North Queensland Coast is feasible.

In the meantime, WA recorded the fourth wettest March on document, with rainfall reaching 167 per cent above common.

Nevertheless, some areas of WA recorded beneath common rainfall, together with Cape Leeuwin within the southwest seeing its equal lowest March rainfall on document.

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