Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2019

BOM: Tropical Cyclone Trevor prompts emergency in Gulf of Carpentaria


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Tropical Cyclone Trevor Forecast Track Map (BOM)
March 21, 2019: Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia ahead of the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Trevor.

According to Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (BOM), Tropical Cyclone Trevor is located in the eastern Gulf of Carpentaria and is expected to rapidly intensify to a Category 3 system as it moves towards the NT. In the west, Cyclone Veronica is now Cat 4 & tracking towards the Pilbara coast. 

Tropical Cyclone Trevor will continue to intensify off the western Peninsula coast as it moves southwest. A severe impact on the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria coast is likely over the weekend.

According to BOM, at 9:30 pm ACST, Tropical Cyclone Trevor was located within 20 kilometres of 13.6 degrees South, 141.1 degrees East, 75 kilometres west southwest of Aurukun and 510 kilometres east of Alyangula. Tropical Cyclone Trevor is located over water in the eastern Gulf of Carpentaria.

Tropical Cyclone Trevor will intensify further as it adopts a more general southwest movement across the Gulf of Carpentaria tonight and during Friday. It is likely to cross the Northern Territory coast during Saturday as a category 4 severe tropical cyclone, Tropical cyclone Warning Centre Darwin reported.

Flood Warnings are current for the Daintree and Mossman Rivers as well as a broader Flood Watch for catchments north of Innisfail to Kowanyama.

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