As the tropical cyclone 'Christine' has now weakened, affected northwest Australia ore-loading ports are set to reopen informs GAC, as follows:
Dampier and Port Walcott
Berthing of vessels to be confirmed once the appropriate channel inspections have been carried out, sea conditions are within safe operating parameters for berthing and the Terminals are ready to start loading again. At this stage, first vessels to berth will be vessels that pre-loaded prior to terminal closure.
Port Hedland has now re-opened and loading operations have resumed.
The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre in Perth advises that although Ex-TC 'Christine' has weakened below tropical cyclone intensity, damaging wind gusts are likely to continue on the northeastern side of the system during Wednesday as it moves quickly across southeastern WA.
Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected near the track. A Flood Watch has been issued for the Goldfields.