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12:00 AM, March 25, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, March 25, 2019

Australia hit with second 'severe' cylcone in 2 days

A severe category 3 cyclone blew into the key mining region of Pilbara in Western Australia yesterday, forcing evacuations and a halt to port operations, as the north of the country dealt with the effects of an even more powerful storm that hit the previous day.

Cyclone Veronica weakened from a category 4 storm before its core winds hit the coast near the mining centre of Port Hedland, but officials warned the system was slow moving and would continue pounding the region with gale force winds and heavy rain for 24 to 48 hours.

The Bureau of Meteorology said Veronica's forward movement had stalled around midday yesterday before its eye made landfall, and was forecast to weaken to a category 1 storm overnight and then veer west along the coastline.

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