Narelle churns up seas, dust in Western Australia
2013 Hurricane & Cyclone Season
Tropical Cyclone Narelle North of Western Australia
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 January, 2013 : - - As of Thursday morning, Jan. 10 at 1500 UTC, Tropical Cyclone Narelle (08S) was centered near 15.4 south and 115.4 east, or about 505 miles north-northeast of Learmonth, Australia. Movement was to the south-southwest at 8 mph. Maximum sustained winds were near 85 mph with gusts to 105 mph. Narelle is churning up rough seas, as high as 32 feet, which will likely cause coastal erosion and flooding.
Conditions will remain favorable for more strengthening to occur over the next 48 hours. Narelle will likely become a powerful cyclone with winds in excess of 100 mph on Friday, as the storm continues to move south-southwest. Based on the forecast track, the center of circulation is expected to remain offshore during that time. However, the outer bands of the storm could produce locally heavy downpours along the northern coast of Western Australia.
Tropical Cyclone Narelle (Joint Typhoon Warning Center)
A weakening trend will occur over the weekend as Narelle moves farther south into cooler waters. The storm is expected to pass to the west of Learmonth, Western Australia, but could continue to bring rain and locally gusty winds to the region.
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