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Weather Update: Fourth update on tropical cyclone Marcus

17/03/2018 - National

Meteorologist Grace Legge: Hello from the Bureau, Darwin has woken up to strong winds and heavy rainfall as Tropical Cyclone Marcus crosses the coast.

The system passed over Darwin as a Category 2 system with sustained winds near the centre of 95km/hr and wind gusts to 130km/hr as it moves southwest. It will continue to bring heavy rainfall and higher than normal tides through the area, which could produce some... read more...

WEATHER UPDATE: Third update on tropical cyclone Marcus in NT

16/03/2018 - National

SENIOR FORECASTER, ADAM MORGAN: Hello again. Category 1 tropical cyclone Marcus has formed north of the Tiwi Islands, and Darwin and areas of the northwest Top End coast are now under cyclone warning.

Darwinites can expect a wet and windy period from late Friday evening and throughout Saturday. After so much rain already this wet season, further rain and gale force winds with gusts in the range 95 to 125 km/h – similar to those seen in the last... read more...

Tropical cyclone watch issued for the Northern Territory

15/03/2018 - NT

The Bureau of Meteorology has declared a cyclone watch for areas of the northwest Top End in the Northern Territory.

The Bureau's Acting Northern Territory Manager Jude Scott said the watch related to a tropical low weather system 250km north of the Tiwi Islands, which was expected to intensify into a category one cyclone on Friday evening as it moves southeast.

The system could bring wind gusts of up to 125km/h and heavy rainfall to areas from Milingimbi... read more...

WEATHER UPDATE: Cyclone watch declared for NT coast

15/03/2018 - NT

METEOROLOGIST, SARAH FITTON: Hello from the Bureau with a severe weather update for the tropics.

Over the past 24 hours we've seen an increase in thunderstorm activity in the monsoon trough and the development of a low to the north of the Tiwi Islands.

Conditions are favourable for the low to intensify and a cyclone watch has been declared for coastal locations between Daly River Mouth and Maningrida, and this includes Darwin and the Tiwi Islands.

The...