Cyclone Lincoln to Threaten WA Coast Today

Ex Tropical Cyclone Lincoln to threaten WA
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WA Weather: Cyclone Lincoln to Threaten WA Coast Today

Cyclone Update: 9:00 AM Saturday, February 24, 2024 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln, formerly known as Cyclone 07U, poses a significant threat to the Gascoyne coast. That includes with it the potential for strong winds and heavy rainfall.

As the storm tracks southward, residents are urged to stay vigilant and prepare for adverse weather conditions.

Forecast of Ex Tropical Cyclone Lincoln

According to meteorological authorities, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln is forecasted to move southward during Saturday.

According to BoM, the storm is less likely to intensify into a Tropical Cyclone. However, JTWC is tracking it as a minimal Cyclonic Storm with winds of 65km/h and gusting up to 85km/h.

The storm is expected to pass just west of the Exmouth-Ningaloo area before making landfall along the Gascoyne coast Saturday night.

Ex Tropical Cyclone Lincoln to threaten WA coast across the mentioned region today and tomorrow.

While the system is anticipated to weaken as it approaches the coast, it still presents risks of impactful weather.

Forecast Track of Ex Cyclone Lincoln: JTWC
Forecast Track of ex Cyclone Lincoln

Impacts of the Storm across WA Coast

Periods of strong winds and heavy rainfall are anticipated along the Gascoyne coast as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln makes its approach.

Residents should be prepared for potential disruptions to daily activities and possible damage to property.

Additionally, areas near the storm track, including inland regions, may experience heavy rainfall even after the system moves inland.

Risk Assessment against the Potential Adverse Weather

While the likelihood of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln redeveloping into a significant tropical cyclone has decreased, the storm still carries the potential for significant impacts.

Particularly, the Ningaloo coast faces the threat of strong winds during Saturday (24th Feb). It is imperative for residents in these areas to heed warnings and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

Preparedness Measures

Authorities advise residents along the Gascoyne coast to stay informed about the latest updates and advisories regarding Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln.

Preparations should include securing loose objects outdoors, stocking up on essential supplies, and having an emergency plan in place.

Additionally, residents should avoid unnecessary travel and stay indoors during periods of severe weather.

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Forecast Summary of Cyclone Lincoln

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln presents a serious weather threat to the Gascoyne coast, with the potential for strong winds and heavy rainfall.

As the storm approaches, residents are urged to prioritize safety and take proactive measures to mitigate risks. By staying informed and prepared, communities can better handle the impacts of this approaching weather system.