Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre
Media: For immediate broadcast. Transmitters servicing the area from Thursday
Island to Cape Melville ARE REQUESTED TO USE the Standard Emergency Warning
TOP PRIORITY - FLASH
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE 11
Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane
Issued at 10:21am on Monday the 19th of November 2007
A FLASH Tropical Cyclone WARNING has been declared for the coastal and island
communities between Thursday Island to Cape Melville, and extending over the
remainder of Cape York Peninsula in areas north of Weipa. A tropical Cyclone
WATCH has been declared for the remainder of Cape York Peninsula between Weipa
and Cape Keerweer.
At 9:00 am EST Tropical Cyclone Guba Category 1 with central pressure 987
hectopascals was relocated near latitude 12.2 south and longitude 144.7 east
which is 155 kilometres east northeast of Lockhart River.
Tropical Cyclone Guba has intensified in the last few hours and is expected to
continue to intensify and may make landfall on the east coast of Cape York
Peninsula as early as tonight.
Details of Tropical Cyclone Guba Category 1, for 9:00 am EST
Central Pressure : 987 hectopascals
Location of Centre : within 50 kilometres of
: latitude 12.2 degrees south
: longitude 144.7 degrees east
: which is 155 kilometres east northeast of Lockhart River
Recent Movement : west northwest at 12 kilometres per hour
Maximum wind gusts : 120 kilometres per hour and INTENSIFYING
Coastal residents between Cape Melville and Thursday Island are specifically
warned that a dangerous storm tide could occur should the cyclone cross the
coast. The sea would rise steadily up to a level well above the normal tide,
with damaging waves and flooding of some low-lying areas close to the shoreline.
People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take
measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to follow
instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the
People between Thursday Island and Cape Melville should immediately commence or
continue preparations, especially securing boats and property before tonight.
The next tropical cyclone warning will be issued by 2pm EST.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at http://www.bom.gov.au
or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State
Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.