Australia Weather: Multiple Lows Are Intensifying to Affect Australian Coasts

Australia Weather: Multiple Lows Are Intensifying to Affect Australian Coasts

Weather Update: 5:30AM Thursday, March 14, 2024 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)

As previously informed about developing systems across the waters of northern Australia, meteorologists are closely monitoring those weather systems as both of them could intensify into Tropical Cyclone at the same time.

Tropical Low 08U heading towards Western Australia, alongside Tropical Lows 09U traversing into the Gulf of Carpentaria respectively. But Tropical Low 10U Is less likely to have any potential threat to Australian coast. Residents and authorities are urged to remain vigilant and prepared for possible impacts of two Cyclone at the same time.

Here’s an overview of their current trajectories and potential impacts:

Cyclone risk for australia
Current System: BOM

Tropical System 08U: May Redevelop into a Cyclonic Storm by Saturday into Sunday and Impact WA Coast

Tropical Low 08U currently weakened slightly and is expected to intensify again into Tropical Cyclone around Saturday into Sunday. As it continues its trajectory towards Western Australia, there are concerns it may Peak Prior to landfall or passing offshore of WA coast. 

According to JTWC, Low 08U already have cyclone status with winds of 65kph (1 min). While Bureau of Meteorology is still tracking it as a Tropical Low.

JTWC track of Tropical Low 08U
JTWC track of Tropical Low 08U

According to Bureau of Meteorology, The high risk of Cyclone development shifted on Saturday into Sunday. So, residents in the region are advised to stay vigilant. Generally, The system is currently tracking south-eastwards.

As the week progresses, 08U is projected to veer southward. It may stay offshore of the Western Australian mainland. However, there remains a risk of cyclone impact to the Pilbara or Gascoyne coast by late Monday into Tuesday.

Tropical System 09U: Moderate Risk of Cyclone Formation Across Gulf of Carpentaria by Saturday into Sunday.

Meanwhile, Tropical Low 09U has been upgraded to moderate risk of Tropical Cyclone formation by Bureau of Meteorology. It may primarily affect the Timor Sea and Gulf of Carpentaria. It may move east-southeast and cross the western Top End coast Today and enter into the Gulf of Carpentaria.

According to Multiple Agency Estimates, The Low 09U is spinning with 50-60kph Winds And characterized as a monsoonal system. Around Sunday, Low 09U may cross NT Coast as a tropical cyclone.

The likelihood of it developing into a Tropical Cyclone before crossing the NT Coast by Sunday is currently moderate. 

Tropical System 10U: Lower probability of intensification and no threat to AU coast.

Tropical low 10U is less likely to intensify further. It is currently over the Coral Sea and expected to be dissipated soon. So no need to worry about this low anymore.

Potential Impacts by Multiple Lows Over AU Coast

Both of the Low-pressure systems have the potential to bring adverse weather conditions to their respective regions. Residents along the Pilbaraand Gascoyne coast should closely monitor the progress of Low 08U. Basically, Strong winds, heavy rainfall, and rough seas could accompany its passage. It may require preparedness measures.

Similarly, communities in the NT Coast should stay alert for Potential impact of Low 09U. Because, it could bring heavy rain and inclement weather upon landfall By intensifying our Gulf of Carpentaria.

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What to do to remain safe from Multiple Lows effect?

As Low 08U and 09U looming across North West and North of AU, authorities and residents alike must remain vigilant and prepared for any eventualities. Regular updates from meteorological agencies are crucial in staying informed about the developments of these systems and taking appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of coastal communities.

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