Red Alert Issued as CHRISTINE Begins Landfall in WA
Posted by feww on December 30, 2013
Severe Tropical Cyclone CHRISTINE crossing Western Australia coast with “very destructive winds”
“The VERY DESTRUCTIVE inner core of Severe Tropical Cyclone Christine has begun to impact the coast between Port Hedland and Whim Creek,” said the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).
Severe Tropical Cyclone CHRISTINE was located 90km west of Port Hedland and 100km east northeast of Karratha, moving SSW at 18km/h toward the Pilbara coast, at 8:00 pm WST, said BOM.
Severe Tropical Cyclone CHRISTINE. Infrared [FIRE-EARTH Enhancement] Satellite Image. Recorded at 10:32UTC on Sunday December 30, 2013. The original Image Sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.
A Cyclone Warning has been issued for coastal areas from Wallal to Onslow, including Port Hedland, Karratha and Onslow, and extending inland to Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Newman, Jigalong and Three Rivers, said BOM.
The authorities have issued a RED ALERT for residents in or near coastal areas between Pardoo and Mardie, including Port Hedland, South Hedland, Whim Creek, Roebourne, Point Samson, Wickham, Karratha and Dampier.
A Red Alert was also issued for Tom Price and Paraburdoo at 7pm local time (UTC + 8 hrs).
Severe Tropical Cyclone CHRISTINE Forecast Track Map
Issued at 7:08 pm WST Monday 30 December 2013.
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