The Australian region has been active this week with three named tropical cyclones. Tropical cyclone Neville formed off the far north Queensland coast early on the 20th but was short lived: barely 12 hours. JTWC did not even issue a warning for it.

On the same day tropical cyclone Magda developed off the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It intensified into a category two system before impacting the coastline northeast of Broome on 22nd January.

And tropical cyclone Olga has formed this morning off the far north Queensland coast. Warnings are in place from Cooktown to Cardwell. It may be a category two cyclone at landfall.

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By Michael Bath

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