Tropical Cyclone

Port Hedland braces for Tropical Cyclone Lucas

WA’s Pilbara region is bracing for destructive weather, with a tropical low expected to intensify into Tropical Cyclone Lucas by Friday afternoon:

  • Iron ore ships ordered to evacuate anchorages at Port Hedland as the tropical low tracks south towards the coast:
  • The Bureau of Meteorology is expecting the system to cross the Pilbara coast on Friday afternoon, with conditions worsening through Saturday
  • Port Hedland is the world’s largest iron ore loading hub, serving BHP, Fortescue and Roy Hill
  • Dalian iron ore futures close 0.9% higher in Thursday trade
Written By Jonathan Norris
Jonathan is a founder of and has been covering the resources industry since 2018. With over 17 years experience in print, broadcast and online media, Jonathan has seen first hand the transformative effect of online niche media.