Marine Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Bulletin No.1

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

Tropical Cyclone Information Bulletin
Issued at 04:44 AM EST on Monday 22 January 2024

At 4 am AEST Monday, a Tropical Low with central pressure 998 hPa was located over the Coral sea near latitude 15.4 south longitude 153.9 east, which is about 430 km east northeast of Willis Island and 870 km east northeast of Townsville. The low is slow moving and should gradually intensify over the next 24 hours. Tropical Low 05U is slowly developing in the Coral Sea and is forecast to track towards the Queensland coast. A coastal crossing between Cairns and Mackay is anticipated around the middle of the week. A severe coastal impact is likely, particularly if the system crosses near or south of Townsville. The next Information Bulletin will be issued by 11 am AEST today.

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