Cyclone Warnings


Tropical Cyclone Harold

Issued at 10:49 am AEST Friday 3 April 2020. No Tropical Cyclone Advice is current for this system.

Community Threat

Warning Zone
Gales within 24 hours
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Watch Zone
Gales from 24-48 hours
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Past Cyclone Details

Past Location and Intensity Number
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Past Track and Movement
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Current Cyclone Details

Current Location and Intensity Number
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Very Destructive Winds
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Destructive Winds
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Gale Force Winds
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Forecast Cyclone Details
(Up to 72 hours from time of issue)

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Destructive Wind Boundary
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Most Likely Future Track
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Range of Likely Tracks of Cyclone Centre
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The forecast path shown above is the Bureau's best estimate of the cyclone's future movement and intensity. There is always some uncertainty associated with tropical cyclone forecasting and the grey zone indicates the range of likely tracks of the cyclone centre.

Due to the uncertainty in the future movement, the indicated winds will almost certainly extend to regions outside the rings on this map. The extent of the warning and watch zones reflects this.

This product is designed for land-based communities; mariners should read the coastal waters and high seas warnings.


Tropical Cyclone Harold is moving eastwards near southern Solomon Islands..

Areas affected:

Warning zone: None.

Watch zone: None.

Cancelled zones: None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Harold at 10:00 am AEST:

Intensity: category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 65 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 95 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 55 kilometres of 10.6 degrees South, 160.8 degrees East , 160 kilometres southeast of Honiara and 1770 kilometres east northeast of Cairns .
Movement: east southeast at 28 kilometres per hour .

The cyclone is forecast to continue moving towards the southeast (outside of the Australian Eastern Region) while intensifying during today.
Longer term, the system is expected to continue moving towards the southeast with a slower speed, and is likely to affect the central and southern parts of Vanuatu late in the weekend or early next week as a severe tropical cyclone.


This system is expected to remain well offshore from the Australian coast and poses no threat to Queensland coastal or island communities.


  Time (AEST) Intensity Category Latitude
(decimal deg.)
(decimal deg.)
Estimated Position
Accuracy (km)
0hr 10 am April 3 1 10.6S 160.8E 55
+6hr 4 pm April 3 1 11.3S 161.7E 80
+12hr 10 pm April 3 1 12.2S 162.6E 100
+18hr 4 am April 4 2 12.9S 163.4E 125
+24hr 10 am April 4 2 13.6S 164.0E 145
+36hr 10 pm April 4 3 14.5S 164.9E 185
+48hr 10 am April 5 3 15.1S 165.3E 220
+60hr 10 pm April 5 3 15.4S 165.8E 255
+72hr 10 am April 6 3 15.7S 166.8E 290

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Next Issue

There will be no further Forecast Track Maps issued for this system as it has now moved into Nadi RSMC's area of responsibilty.