Tropical Cyclone Heidi targets the northwestern Australia with potentially damaging winds and flooding rain. The landfall is expected in area near Port Hedland and Karratha at Pilbara coast. The storm will disrupt shipping and port activity through the Pilbara coast and also offshore oil and gas infrastructure could be affected. Bureau of Meteorology of Australian Goverment reports that Tropical Cyclone Heidi has intensified into a category 1 system. Gales are currently being observed at Bedout Island.
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