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20 March, 2006

Cyclone Larry Remains Dangerous
Cyclone Advisory 2:01 AEST

A top priority Tropical Cyclone advice was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane at 2:01pm AEST on Monday the 20th of March 2006. The next warning will be issued at 3 pm AEST Monday.

A Tropical Cyclone WARNING is now current for inland areas over the southwestern Atherton Tablelands, extending west to near Normanton.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry still poses a threat to life and property in the
warning area.

At 1.30 pm AEST Monday, Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry, Category 3 with central
pressure 960 hectopascals, was located over land near latitude 17.5 south and
longitude 144.5 east, 40 km south of Chillagoe and 130 km northeast of
Georgetown. The cyclone is expected to continue moving west at 25 to 30 km/h.

The VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE of SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE LARRY with GUSTS of
approximately 180 km/h is affecting the southwestern Atherton Tablelands.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry will move further inland during the day, with
winds gradually weakening.

A flood warning is current for coastal rivers and streams between Innisfail and
Townsville.

Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry, Category 3, for 1.30 pm AEST Monday
Central Pressure : 965 Hectopascals
Location of Centre : within 40 kilometres of
latitude 17.5 degrees south
longitude 144.5 degrees east
40 km south of Chillagoe
130 km northeast of Georgetown
Recent Movement : West at 30 kilometres per hour
Destructive winds : out to 40 kilometres from the centre
Maximum wind gusts : 180 kilometres per hour, weakening

People in the path of this DANGEROUS CYCLONE should stay calm and remain in a
secure shelter while the very destructive winds continue. Follow the directions
of Police or State Emergency Service personnel.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State
Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.

Link to Advisory

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