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Tropical Low 17U Showing Signs of Intensification, Australia

17.6S 137.7E

March 17th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Low 17U - March 16th, 2012

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Track of Tropical Low 17U - March 16th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Tropical Low 17U

On March 14, Tropical Low 17U slowly began to weaken as the storm made landfall on the northeastern border of Western Australia.

Several hours later, 17U made a second landfall over the northwestern border of the Northern Territory. Afterwards, TCWC Darwin issued their last bulletin on the storm as it degenerated into a weak low. During the next several hours, 17U continued moving eastwards deep into the Northern Territory while maintaining its intensity.

Late on March 15, 17U crossed over into Northern Queensland with the northern part of the storm emerging into the southern part of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Early on March 17, 17U made it’s second landfall over Howitt, Queensland, Australia, while showing signs of intensification.

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