Tropical Cyclone Trevor made landfall on the coast of the Northern Territory of Australia southeast of Port McArthur early on Saturday. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Friday the center of Tropical Cyclone Trevor was located at latitude 16.5°S and longitude 137.0°E which put it about 50 miles (80 km) east-southeast of Port McArthur, Northern Territory. Trevor was moving toward the southwest at 12 m.p.h. (19 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 115 m.p.h. (185 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 145 m.p.h. (230 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 949 mb. A Tropical Cyclone Warning was in effect from Port Roper, Northern Territory to Burketown, Queensland.
Tropical Cyclone Trevor intensified into the equivalent of a major hurricane before it made landfall. The Hurricane Intensity Index (HII) for Trevor was 17.8. The Hurricane Size Index (HSI) was 16.8 and the Hurricane Wind Intensity Size Index (HWISI) was 34.6. Tropical Cyclone Trevor was capable of causing major damage when it made landfall. It could have generated a storm surge of up to 12 feet (4 meters at the coast).
Tropical Cyclone Trevor will continue to move southwestward and it will gradually weaken as it moves farther inland. Trevor will also drop heavy rainfall while it moves inland. Flood Watches have been issued for parts of the eastern Northern Territory and western Queensland.
Elsewhere, Tropical Cyclone Veronica was advancing slowly toward the coast of Western Australia. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Friday the center of Tropical Cyclone Veronica was located at latitude 18.9°S and longitude 117.1°E. Veronica was moving toward the south at 6 m.p.h. (10 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 90 m.p.h. (145 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 115 m.p.h. (185 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 962 mb. A Tropical Cyclone Warning was in effect for the portion of the coast from Wallal to Mardie including Port Hedland and Karratha.
The structure of Tropical Cyclone Veronica changed significantly on Friday. A large eye with a diameter of about 40 miles (65 km) developed at the center of circulation. A ring of strong thunderstorms surrounded the eye and the strongest winds were occurring in that ring of storms. Several bands of showers and thunderstorms were revolving around the core of Veronica. Winds to hurricane/typhoon force extended out about 45 miles (75 km) from the center of circulation. Winds to tropical storm force extended out about 150 miles (240 km) from the center.
Tropical Cyclone Veronica is moving around the western end of a subtropical high pressure system. The high will steer Veronica toward the southeast during the next 24 hours. On its anticipated track Tropical Cyclone Veronica will make landfall on the coast of Western Australia west of Port Hedland in about 24 hours. Veronica will be the equivalent of a hurricane/typhoon when it makes landfall and it will be capable of causing serious damage.