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Here we go again... by Ellerd on 23 April 2006 5:13am
 
Mother Nature seems very angry of late...

Since March, we've had six cyclones off the Australian coast. All but two have reached the maximum Category 5 in intensity. Fortunately, not all of them have threatened the coast as Cat 5 - Floyd never made it to shore, and Glenda weakened before crossing the coast.

The new cyclone is Monica. She's currently north-east of Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory, and moving west, parallel to the top of Australia. People in Darwin are starting to feel a bit nervous about her. And when she's packing wind gusts of 320km/h, why wouldn't you?

I hope everyone in the NT stays safe!
 
Re: Here we go again... by tucsonmike on 23 April 2006 5:58am
 
You guys have had a rough year with that.
 
Re: Here we go again... by perfectbitch on 23 April 2006 10:41am
 
Good luck and good wishes to the folk of NT. Linz
 
Re: Here we go again... by arty_farty on 24 April 2006 11:36am
 
am i correct in thinking that the Auzzie cyclone season lasts from November till april?
 
Re: Here we go again... by suzulu on 24 April 2006 2:59pm
 
Hope everyone stays safe.
 
Re: Here we go again... by Ellerd on 25 April 2006 7:28am
 
^^"am i correct in thinking that the Auzzie cyclone season lasts from November till april?"

Yes Arty, that is correct - 1 November to 30 April officially. Cyclones can form outside those dates, though!

Darwin was rather lucky today. Monica crossed the coast earlier than expected, and passed to the south of Darwin as a Category 2 system. It's now an ex-tropical cyclone, but expected to re-intensify as it moves over waters north of Western Australia.
 
Re: Here we go again... by arty_farty on 25 April 2006 11:24am
 
don't take the mick. i was told that ages ago. im surprized that i rememberd it.
 
Re: Here we go again... by pandab on 26 April 2006 2:14am
 
Ellerd - My thoughts are with you.

Mother Nature is not a happy camper these days. Or, as my dad might say, "Nature is a real mother."

Pandab
 
Re: Here we go again... by arty_farty on 27 April 2006 3:00pm
 
hmmmm and i wonder why?
 
Re: Here we go again... by Babsy on 27 April 2006 5:42pm
 
..and here I was etting miffed at yet another black cloud over Oxford. I should really count my blessings!
 
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