Cyclone Olga

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane
Issued at 11:07am EST on Saturday the 23rd of January 2010

A Cyclone WATCH has been declared for coastal areas from Cape Melville to

At 10:00 am EST Tropical Cyclone Olga, Category 1 was estimated to be
490 kilometres east of Cairns and 495 kilometres northeast of Townsville 
moving west southwest at 22 kilometres per hour while intensifying.

Tropical Cyclone Olga formed in the Coral Sea overnight and is currently moving
westward towards the coast while intensifying. Gales are not expected on the
east Queensland coast within 24 hours, however gales may develop late Sunday as
the centre nears the coast.

People between Cape Flattery and Cardwell 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 Service.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Olga at 10:00 am EST:
.Centre located near...... 16.3 degrees South 150.3 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 30 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the west southwest at 22 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 100 kilometres per hour 
.Severity category........ 1
.Central pressure......... 993 hectoPascals

The next advice will be issued by 5:00 pm EST Saturday 23 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
Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.