Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Tropical Cyclone Glenda has intensified overnight. According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Glenda was upgraded from a category 3 to a category 5 storm around 8 p.m WST Tuesday (1200 UTC).

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts Glenda will approach the coast later today. The bureau is also warning about the possibility of gale force winds along the Pilbara coast between Pardoo and Mardie. These winds are predicted to extend west to Exmouth tomorrow.

The bureau is also warning residents of the central and west Pilbara coast that there is a risk of 200 Kilometre per hour (124 miles per hour) winds tomorrow as Glenda nears land.