Severe weather warnings have been issued in parts of Western Australia as the two tropical cyclones interact off the state’s northwest coast.
An emergency service late Friday told some residents of Exmouth Bay and Gascoigne Coast to prepare for stormy weather, which is expected to arrive on Saturday afternoons and evenings.
Tropical Cyclone Odette is expected to approach the northwestern tip of Western Australia on Saturday, with short-term strong winds from strong to strong in the afternoon.
Tropical Cyclone Seroha is expected to land between Carnarvon and Jurien Bay late Sunday or early Monday.
On Friday night, authorities issued a blue warning to people south of Coral Bay to prepare for dangerous weather as Seroha approached Geraldton, which does not include Coral Bay but contains Geraldton.
Deputy DFES Commissioner Craig Waters said there were many vacationers in the area, many of whom had never experienced a cyclone before.
“Recent rainfall and floods have already hit the northern half of Western Australia during the current cyclone season,” he said.
“If you’re in a tent or caravan, you’re just not protected from the harmful winds that can hit the area.
“Some roads in the area are still under maintenance to repair the damage caused by the recent floods, and the tropical cyclone Seroja can cause further damage, making roads impassable for several days. . “
WA warned of strong winds as the cyclone approached
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