Tropical Cyclone Blake made another landfall on the coast of Western Australia on Tuesday. At 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday the center of Tropical Cyclone Blake was located at latitude 20.1°S and longitude 120.5°E which put it about 20 miles (35 km) south-southwest of Wallal Downs, Australia. Blake was moving toward the southwest at 6 m.p.h. (10 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 45 m.p.h. (75 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 55 m.p.h. (90 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 990 mb.
The center of Tropical Cyclone Blake moved across the coast of Western Australia just to the west of Wallal Downs on Tuesday. Blake was beginning to weaken, but winds to tropical storm force were still occurring in the northwestern part of the circulation that was still over water. A weather station at Bedout Island which is just off the coast of Western Australia was reporting a sustained wind speed of 43 m.p.h. (69 km/h) and wind gusts to 50 m.p.h. (82 km/h). A weather station in Mandora, Australia had already received 2.69 inches (64.4 mm) of rain from the rainbands in eastern side of the tropical cyclone.
Tropical Cyclone Blake will move around the western end of a high pressure system over Australia. Blake will move more toward the south when it reaches the western end of the high. On its anticipated track the center of Tropical Cyclone Blake could be near Marble Bar in about 12 hours. Blake could approach Newman in about 24 hours. Tropical Cyclone Blake will weaken as it moves farther inland. Blake could drop locally heavy rain over parts of Western Australia and the potential for flash floods exists.
Elsewhere, a Tropical Low was slowly organizing over the Arafura Sea north of Australia. At 1:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday the center of the Tropical Low was located at latitude 11.2°S and longitude 137.7°E which put it about 70 miles (115 km) north-northeast of Nhulunbuy, Australia. The Tropical Low was moving toward the west at 3 m.p.h. (5 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 30 m.p.h. (50 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 40 m.p.h. (65 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 1003 mb. The Tropical Low is forecast to move westward and to strengthen. A Watch has been issued for the portions of the coast from Cape Don to Point Stuart and from Goulburn Island to Cape Shield.