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Cyclone Ita could threaten north Australia by Friday

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The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said Cyclone Ita could hit coastal communities in northern Australia by Friday, Reuters reported.

The cyclone could develop to a category 4, generating wind gusts up to 279 kilometers per hour, the weather forecaster said.

Cyclones usually form during the November to April period and often takes a toll on mining activities on the east and west coasts.

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