Cyclone Terri just prior to landfall on Western Australia - image courtesy of : NOAA
(This graphic was posted 3 hours before landfall of Cyclone Terri at the Pardoo Roadhouse.)
Graphic courtesy of: BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY / AUSTRALIA
These are the original updates as posted during Cyclone Terri:
29 January 2001 0205z
My current location is Darwin and the intention is to move south to intercept this event if landfall as a significant tropical cyclone looks possible.
Live updates and still photos will be posted here as mobile phone and landline internet connection permit.
29 January 2001 1255z
Current location Broome, Western Australia, waiting for developments.....G
30 January 2001 0205z
Driving 400 kilometres south to the Sandfire Roadhouse....G
30 January 2001 1400z
My current location is Port Hedland, WA . Port Hedland is currently under cyclone condition "Blue Alert" meaning that cyclone conditions could develop here within 24 hours.
31 January 2001 2300z
Port Hedland is currently under cyclone condition "Yellow Alert"......cyclone conditions may commence within 12 hours. I am moving north to the area of the Pardoo Roadhouse between Port Hedland and Wallal where it is evident that the core of Cyclone Terri will cross the coast. It is possible that there will be no live updates as there is no mobile phone access in this area.
31 January 2001 1230 local time WA
I am currently at the Pardoo Roadhouse, I arrived at 1000 hrs actually in the eye of Cyclone Terri, there was no rain or wind and a clear area of sky.
The wind resumed suddenly at 1020hrs and over the last two hours the wind has been blowing at a consistant 150kph from the south. It is still blowing at that rate right now.
Photo: Cyclone Terri at it's height, Pardo Roadhouse. 1250hrs 31/01.
31 January 2001 2030 local time WA
I am currently back at Port Hedland and there will be no more updates from Cyclone Terri. The night will be spent drying out all my wet equipment!