Cyclone Lili forms near Indonesia, heavy rains over island of Timor

May 10, 2019 3:15 PM |

Cyclone Lili

The Depression which had been causing hefty rains over eastern parts of Indonesia has now turned into a Tropical cyclone named as Lili.

Cyclone Lili at 8:30 in the morning hours was near Latitude 9.9 degrees South and Longitude 129.1 degrees East. The system is located around 189 nautical miles northwest of Darwin, Australia and is moving in a south-southwest direction around 10kmph during the last six hours.

Lili will recurve towards the west in next six hours and will continue westwards journey until tomorrow morning when it will make a landfall in and around Timor. The system is moving in a favorable environment, with low vertical wind shear, and sea surface temperatures are also high.

However, now soon dry air will start entering and upper level convergence is expected to hinder further development and it would weaken. At present, the wind speed is around 80-90 kmph and would continue with same intensity at the time of landfall as well, gusting up to 90-100 kmph.

Cyclone Lili will shift to the south as well as west during the next two days and is likely to weaken and become insignificant before affecting Western Australia.

However, heavy rain is expected and the possibility of flooding over the island of Timor in the coming days cannot be ruled out. However, winds will not be strong enough to damage anything else.

Areas to be impacted will include Alor, Belu, Ende, Flores Timur, Kupang, Manggarai, Ngada, Sikka, West Sumba, East Sumba, Timor Tengah Selatan, Timor Tengah Utara of the southern island of Indonesia.

Image Credit:

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
दक्षिणी राजस्थान और पश्चिमी राजस्थान के कुछ भागों में एक-दो स्थानों पर तेज़ हवएं चलने और धूलभरी आंधी आने की संभावना…
Sunday, May 19 18:30Reply
Places like #Vizianagaram, #Kalingapatnam, East #Godavari and #Nalgonda will record light #rain.
Sunday, May 19 17:54Reply
साफ़ आसमान, शुष्क और गर्म मौसम के साथ चल रही उत्तर-पश्चिमी हवाओं के कारण तापमान में बड़ा बदलाव दिखेगा।
Sunday, May 19 17:00Reply
Short spell of #rain and #thundershower with gusty #winds will occur over Barddhaman, Haora, Hugli, Kolkata, Nadia,…
Sunday, May 19 16:49Reply
Today isolated places of Tamil Nadu like #Salem, #Namakkal, #Karur, #Nilgiris, #Coimbatore may witness #rain and th…
Sunday, May 19 16:15Reply
Spell of #rain and #thundershower with gusty winds will occur over East Godavari, Guntur, Y.S.R., Khammam, Kothagud…
Sunday, May 19 15:43Reply
#Bengaluru city will witness #warm and #humid #weather with short spell of light #rain and thundershower activities…
Sunday, May 19 15:30Reply
#Maharashtra will observe a slight relief from the ongoing #dry #weather around May 24. Places like #Sindhudurg,…
Sunday, May 19 14:45Reply
Spell of #rain and #thundershowers with gusty #winds will occur over Chikmagalur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Da…
Sunday, May 19 14:36Reply
राजस्थान का साप्ताहिक मौसम पूर्वानुमान (19 से 25 मई)
Sunday, May 19 14:21Reply

latest news

USAID Skymet Partnership

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try