On Monday, they are watching for an even lower depression to develop over the ocean off the coastal city of Broome, which could give birth to Tropical Cyclone Ilsa once wind and rain make landfall.
The effects of the Category 4 cyclone are expected to be “severe” during the week along the coast between the mining town of Broome, popular with tourists, and Port Hedland, a mining town in the south of the ‘Western state. Australia.
Tens of thousands of residents and commuters have been warned about the severity of the weather forecast, with the risk of power outages, falling trees and torn roofs. Communities can isolate themselves. Some local residents have already started stockpiling food due to empty supermarket shelves in the Port Hedland community, according to local media.
According to the Australian Weather Service, a Category 4 cyclone packs “extremely destructive” winds of 225 to 279 kilometers per hour. The last cyclone of such intensity in Australia dates back to 2017, but it devastated areas on the opposite coast in the coastal resort of Airlie Beach in Queensland state.
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