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20 March, 2006

Cyclone Larry Updated information
4:00 PM AEST Monday 20th March

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 32
Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane
Issued at 4:00pm on Monday the 20th of March 2006

A Tropical Cyclone WARNING is now current for inland areas over the Northern Goldfields, extending west to the southern Gulf Country.

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

At 3.30 pm AEST Monday, Tropical Cyclone Larry, Category 2 with central pressure 975 hectopascals, was located over land near latitude 17.7 south and longitude 143.9 east, 70 km north northeast of Georgetown and 180 km east northeast of Croydon. The cyclone is expected to continue moving west southwest at 25 to 30 km/h.

The DESTRUCTIVE CORE of TROPICAL CYCLONE LARRY with GUSTS of approximately 160
km/h is affecting the Northern Goldfields.

Tropical Cyclone Larry will move further inland this evening, with winds
gradually weakening.

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

Details of Tropical Cyclone Larry, Category 2, for 3.30 pm AEST Monday
Central Pressure : 975 Hectopascals
Location of Centre : within 40 kilometres of
latitude 17.7 degrees south
longitude 143.9 degrees east
70 km north northeast of Georgetown
180 km east northeast of Croydon.
Recent Movement : West southwest at 30 kilometres per hour
Destructive winds : out to 40 kilometres from the centre
Maximum wind gusts : 160 kilometres per hour, weakening

People in the warning area should continue preparations, especially securing
property before nightfall. Follow the directions of Police or State Emergency
Service personnel.

The next warning will be issued at 5 pm AEST Monday.

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.

Advisory

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