A tropical cyclone formed at 10 am March 5 2017, named Tropical Cyclone Blanche it was situated north west of Darwin. TC Blanche traveled south west along the Northern Territory coast before developing into a category 2 Tropical Cyclone. After moving further south westerly TC Blanche made landfall over the Western Australia coast around 7::00 pm ACST 6 March 2017.
TC Blanche was consequently downgraded to a tropical low and is forecast to continue moving to the south west and pass back over the Western Australia coast near Broome on 8 March 2017. Ex-TC Blanche did not re-develop into a cyclone in the Indian Ocean.
Details of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Blanche at 5:00 pm AWST 06/03/2017:
Intensity: tropical low, sustained winds near the centre of 55 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 35 kilometres of 15.4 degrees South, 127.2 degrees East , 100 kilometres west of Wyndham and 135 kilometres south southeast of Kalumburu .
Movement: south southwest at 20 kilometres per hour .
The cyclone has weakened into a tropical depression. The ex-tropical cyclone is expected to continue moving inland over the Kimberley.
Details of Tropical Cyclone Blanche at 6:30 pm ACST 05-03-2017:
Intensity: category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 65 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 95 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 55 kilometres of 12.5 degrees South, 129.5 degrees East , 150 kilometres west of Darwin and 195 kilometres north of Wadeye .
Movement: southwest at 12 kilometres per hour .
From www.bom.gov.au TC alert.