Remember Cyclone Glenda that struck Western Australia last week? How about Floyd that came to the same area a few days before her? Or Category 5 Cyclone Larry that struck Queensland a week before that? Well, Category 2 Cyclone Hubert is following directly behind her and aiming for the exact same area impacted by Glenda. Below is Hubert's forecast track from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, followed by Glenda from last week. Notice the exact same forecast point of impact.
Cyclone Warnings have already been posted for large parts of Western Australia from Coral Bay to Ruebourne.
Infrared satellite is showing strong convection and healthy banded outflow.
Microwave imagery is showing a dense central area of convection with a strong shoreward band, but currently indicates no eye.
Here is the latest advisory from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology:
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 8
Issued at 3:00 am WST on Friday, 7 April 2006
BY THE BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE PERTH
A CYCLONE WARNING is now current for a CATEGORY 2 CYCLONE for the coastal areas between Roebourne and Coral Bay.
A CYCLONE WATCH extends to adjacent inland parts of the Pilbara and coastal areas between Coral Bay and Minilya Roadhouse.
At 2:00am WST TROPICAL CYCLONE HUBERT was estimated to be
215 kilometres north of Onslow and
225 kilometres west northwest of Karratha
moving south southwest at 13 kilometres per hour.
Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may occur on the coast between Roebourne and Onslow this morning.
TROPICAL CYCLONE HUBERT is expected to move closer to the coast today. Gales with gusts to 120 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal areas between Onslow and Exmouth later today. Heavy rainfall is likely in the west Pilbara coast today, but is not expected to extend far inland.
Details of Tropical Cyclone Hubert at 2:00 am WST.
Location of centre : within 55 kilometres of
Latitude 19.7 South Longitude 115.0 East.
Recent movement : South southwest at 13 kilometres per hour.
Central Pressure : 975 hPa.
Maximum wind gusts : 140 kilometres per hour near the centre.
Severity category : 2.
The next advice will be issued at 6am WST Friday.