Cyclone warning lifted

Cyclone warning lifted

The Cyclone WARNING from Cooktown to Cairns has been cancelled.

A Cyclone WATCH is current for the southern Gulf of Carpentaria coast and
islands from Karumba to Borroloola.

At 4:00 pm EST Ex-Tropical Cyclone Olga was located offshore from Cape

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Olga has weakened and is now part of a vigorous monsoon
trough located across the northwest Coral Sea. It is expected to move west over
southern Cape York Peninsula and be located in the southeast Gulf of Carpentaria
by Tuesday morning when it is forecast to re-intensify.

A separate Severe Weather Warning has been issued for this trough system for the
Queensland east coast between Cooktown and Mackay.

People between Karumba in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria and Borroloola in the
Northern Territory should consider what action they will need to take if the
cyclone threat increases.  If you are unsure about the actions to be taken,
information is available from your local government or local State Emergency

Details of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Olga at 4:00 pm EST:
.Centre located near...... 16.4 degrees South 145.6 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 110 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the west southwest at 14 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 85 kilometres per hour
.Category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 997 hectoPascals

The next advice will be issued by 11:00 pm EST Sunday 24 January.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at or call 1300 659 212.  The Bureau and the State