Cyclone Lua weakens across Western Australian coast

Port Hedland feels the effect of Cyclone Lua.
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Port Hedland feels the effect of Cyclone Lua.

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Severe Tropical Cyclone Lua crosses Australian west coast

Created: 17/03/2012

Last Updated: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 05:11:00 +1100

Tropical Cyclone Lua is getting weaker as it moves inland across Western Australia's Pilbara region.

However, authorities say it is still packing destructive winds topping 120 kilometres an hour.

The cyclone was a category 4 system when it crossed the coast north of Port Hedland on Saturday, but has been downgraded to category two.

The Weather Bureau says it is tracking south at a pace of around 30 kilometres an hour.

"The report from Pardoo Roadhouse is that they have some damage to the property, seems to be extensive but they can't be sure because there's a lot of water in the area and it's getting pretty dark."

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