- Category: World News
- Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
- CTV News
SYDNEY, Australia -- Forecasters say a tropical cyclone may get stronger before it hits western Australia's coast on Sunday morning.
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said Tropical Cyclone Stan had sustained winds near its centre of 110 kilometres per hour on Saturday evening. Landfall was forecast east of Port Hedland near the sparsely populated communities of Pardoo and Wallal in West Australia state.
The forecasters warned that if the storm got stronger overnight, wind gusts could reach 200 kph.
Authorities warned of potential wind damage and flooding on the coast and along rivers.