Tropical cyclone forms in the Indian Ocean; It will reach Category 3
A new tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean is expected to reach severe category three strength but quickly lose steam again as it nears the WA coast.
Category one tropical Cyclone Quang formed about 2am on Wednesday in the Indian Ocean.
It has sustained winds near its centre of 75km/h with gusts to 100km/h and is located 910km north-northwest of Exmouth, moving west southwest at 15km/h.
The Bureau of Meteorology predicts the storm will intensify to category three as it turns southeast towards WA, but is expected to quickly weaken below cyclone strength as it nears the coast Friday afternoon.
Courtesy of au.news.yahoo.com