Severe Tropical Cyclone YASI in the Coral Sea 

Severe Tropical Cyclone YASI in the Coral Sea 

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1 February 2011

Severe Tropical Cyclone YASI has developed in the Coral Sea, and is currently located around 14.4S, 154.9E at 0600UTC, 1 February, about 1000 km  east northeast of Cairns and east northeast of Townsville of northeast Australia. It is of the intensity currently estimated at Category 3, and moving west southwest at 34 km per hour. It is expected to slowly intensify in the next 24 hours and continue moving in the west-southwesterly direction.

For further information about severe weather and related disaster preparedness advisories, please refer to the WMO Severe Weather Information Centre website, and/or consult the National Meteorological Services in the area (access via WMO homepage), including the Australian Bureau for Meteorology.

 

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