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Tropical cyclone over Coral Sea tracks towards Norfolk Island

Christian Fernsby |
A tropical cyclone brewing over the Coral Sea is expected to develop into a category one system overnight before reaching Norfolk Island.

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A tropical cyclone over the Coral Sea is expected to track towards Norfolk Island, with strong winds likely to batter the region.

Alex Majchrowski of the Bureau of Meteorology says the tropical low-pressure system is expected to develop into a category one cyclone overnight on Saturday as it continues to track towards the southeast.

The weather system is forecast to develop into a category two cyclone on Sunday before it approaches Norfolk Island on Monday.

As it passes through the island, it's expected to turn into a tropical low, Majchrowski says.

"It's important to note that the wind speeds will still be equivalent of that of a category two tropical cyclone," he said yesterday.

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