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Published Thursday, December 28, 2017
Tropical Cyclone "Hilda," the third named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region cyclone season, formed Wednesday, December 27, 2017, and hit Western Australia later that day with heavy rain and strong winds.
According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Hilda was moving at 12 km/h almost parallel to the coast near Anna Plains and hit the Western Australia coastline overnight Friday, local time, with wind gusts reaching 120 km/h. The cyclone has already dumped more than 150 mm of rain on the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome.
Tropical Cyclone Hilda Facts
Affected Area: 150 km.
Alert Level: Orange