Tropical Cyclone Ellie


Track map of tropical cyclone Ellie, 22/12/2022 From JTWC.
Track map of tropical cyclone Ellie, 22/12/2022 From JTWC.

The Australian Weather Bureau named Tropical Cyclone Ellie on December 22 2022.Tropical cyclone Ellie developed near the Kimberley coast on December 22 2022 as a category 1 cyclone prior to making landfall. 

 

Tropical Cyclone Ellie (06U) crossed the coast at 11pm CST in a sparsely populated location southwest of Daly River Mouth. The system continues to display a well-developed circulation on Darwin and Wyndham radars as it tracks to the south over land. Motion is expected to continue generally southward or south-southeastward under the steering influences of a mid-level trough to the southwest and a mid-level anticyclone to the northeast. Due to continued proximity to the ocean coupled with a low-shear atmospheric environment, weakening of the system may proceed slower than normal. However the system is still expected to weaken below tropical cyclone strength by midday CST. Model guidance supports the system retaining a coherent circulation a long way inland, which could bring heavy rainfall and squally conditions to inland parts of NT and adjacent WA. 

Headline:

Ellie continues to move south over land, expected to weaken below tropical cyclone strength later this morning.

Areas affected:

Warning zone: WA/NT Border to Daly River Mouth, including Wadeye, Daly River (Nauiyu) and Peppimenarti.

Watch zone: None.

Cancelled zones: None

Details of Tropical Cyclone Ellie at 6:30 am ACST:

Intensity: category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 75 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 100 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 30 kilometres of 14.7 degrees South, 130.1 degrees East , 85 kilometres southeast of Wadeye and 265 kilometres south southwest of Darwin .

Movement: south at 17 kilometres per hour .

 

Tropical Cyclone Ellie crossed the coast at 11pm CST Thursday in a sparsely populated location southwest of Daly River Mouth. During this morning Tropical Cyclone Ellie is expected to track southwards across the southern Daly District inland from the coast and weaken below cyclone strength by midday.

 

Over the weekend, ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie will continue to track southwards through the Gregory and Tanami districts

Hazards:

Heavy rainfall is occurring over the Daly district and is likely to increase across the Gregory and adjacent east Kimberley districts throughout the day, and then extend further south over the weekend.

GALES with gusts to 110 kilometres per hour are occurring between Daly River Mouth south to Wadeye and inland to Peppimenarti and Bradshaw. Gales with gusts to 90 kilometres per hour may also develop south of Wadeye to the NT/WA border during the morning.

Tides will be HIGHER THAN NORMAL between Dundee Beach and Wyndham. Large waves may produce MINOR FLOODING of low-lying coastal areas during Friday.

NTES advises: - People in Wadeye and surrounding areas should take action to complete preparations.

- Check your household plan.

- Listen for the next advice.

 

News articles about TC Ellie:

Crisis 24 update 1

 

 

Forecast track map of Tropical Cyclone Ellie,  23/12/2022, Image from www.bom.gov.au.
Forecast track map of Tropical Cyclone Ellie, 23/12/2022, Image from www.bom.gov.au.

Satellite image of tropical cyclone Ellie, December 23 2022. Image from https://www.bom.gov.au.
Satellite image of tropical cyclone Ellie, December 23 2022. Image from https://www.bom.gov.au.
Satellite image of tropical cyclone Ellie, December 23 2022. Image from www.bom.gov.au.
Satellite image of tropical cyclone Ellie, December 23 2022. Image from www.bom.gov.au.

Satellite image of tropical cyclone Elli, 22/12/2022. Image from JTWC.
Satellite image of tropical cyclone Elli, 22/12/2022. Image from JTWC.