SW Pacific: Storm Alert issued at 23 Mar, 2018 6:00 GMT

**Tropical Cyclone NORA is currently located near 10.6 S 138.1 E with maximum 1-min sustained winds of 65 kts (75 mph). NORA is a category 1 storm on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. NORA is forecast to affect land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):**

**Yellow Alert Country(s) or Province(s)**

Australia

probability for TS is 90% in about 24 hours

Indonesia

probability for TS is 75% currently

Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)

Weipa (12.6 S, 142.0 E)

probability for TS is 80% in about 24 hours

Edward River (15.0 S, 141.7 E)

probability for CAT 1 or above is 20% in about 36 hours

probability for TS is 75% in about 36 hours

Kowanyama (15.8 S, 141.8 E)

probability for CAT 1 or above is 15% in about 48 hours

probability for TS is 70% in about 36 hours

Nhulunbuy (12.2 S, 136.8 E)

probability for TS is 60% within 12 hours

Kladar (8.3 S, 137.9 E)

probability for TS is 55% currently

Burketown (17.7 S, 139.4 E)

probability for CAT 1 or above is 15% in about 96 hours

probability for TS is 40% in about 48 hours

Normanton (17.8 S, 141.0 E)

probability for CAT 1 or above is 15% in about 72 hours

probability for TS is 40% in about 48 hours

Note that

Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.

CAT 1 means Tropical Cyclone strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.

TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

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