TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 8
Issued at 7:00 am WST on Sunday, 3 April 2005
BY THE BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE PERTH
A CYCLONE WARNING is current for the Cocos Islands area, for a tropical low with
potential to develop into a tropical cyclone.
At 6am WST a tropical low was relocated and estimated to be approximately
350 kilometres east northeast of Cocos Islands and
670 kilometres west of Christmas Island and
moving towards the southwest at 10 kilometres per hour.
The low may develop into a tropical cyclone later today or on Monday and is
expected to move to the southwest, closer to Cocos Islands. Gales may develop at
Cocos Islands overnight as the system passes to the southeast of the islands.
Details of the tropical low at 6am WST.
Location of centre : within 120 kilometres of
Latitude 10.7 South Longitude 99.6 East.
Recent movement : towards the southwest at 10 km/h.
Central Pressure : 998 hPa.
Maximum wind gusts : 90 kilometres per hour near the centre.
Severity category : Not applicable.
The next advice will be issued at 10:00 am WST.
This advice is available by dialling 1300 659 210.
A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at: