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Monday, 6 January 2020

Here come the storms! Tropical Cyclone Blake the 1st cyclone of the Australian season: Expected to reach category 2 strength by Tuesday: System 92S also forming in the Arafura Sea

Joint Typhoon Warning Centre

It never rains but it pours!

Tropical Cyclone Blake is the 1st cyclone of the Australian season and is expected to reach category 2 strength by Tuesday. Blake is located 121 nautical miles north of Broom on the northwestern coast of Australia and is moving slowly southeastwards. Flood watches are in place with 250 mm rain expected in some parts. Destructive gale-force winds are expected later today. According to the latest update from BOM Tropical Cyclone Blake continues to develop to the north of Broome and is likely to track close to the Dampier Peninsula. Gales and heavy rain likely over the northwest Kimberley coast.

There is also a chance moderate of a cyclone forming Wednesday in the Arafura Sea, the system, 92S is likely to bring heavy rainfall to the Darwin area.

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