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Tropical Cyclone 07P (Charlotte) Makes Landfall over Australia

January 12th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone 07P (Charlotte) - January 12th, 2009

Tropical Cyclone 07P (Charlotte) - January 12th, 2009

Position of Tropical Cyclone 07P © JTWC

Position of Tropical Cyclone 07P © JTWC

Tropical Cyclone 07P (Charlotte), located approximately 90 nautical miles east of Mornington Island, Australia, has tracked east at 6 knots over the past six hours.

Its maximum wind speeds are 35 knots, with higher gusts up to 45 knots.

Animated imagery shows the system is maintaining well-defined bands of deep convection wrapping into the center.

A well-formed closed circulation with defined convective banding is making landfall on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Upper-level analysis indicates a generally favorable environment with low vertical wind shear and good poleward outflow enhanced by the subtropical ridge to the south.

Tropical Cyclone 07P - enhanced image

Tropical Cyclone 07P - enhanced image

The system is expected to track east-southeastward over land along the southern periphery of a near equatorial ridge and dissipate within the next 24 hours.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JWTC) will issue no further warnings, but will monitor the system closely for signs of regeneration.

source JTWC

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