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Monday, 21 January 2013

Hurricane update - 21 January

Hurricanes? Well, the southern hemisphere season is in full swing, and my tropical cyclones blog is kept busy. I give a brief summary.

Garry: a tropical storm, giving bad weather to American Samoa, and headed for French Polynesia. It will see that system at hurricane force.

Oswald: a tropical storm over the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia, but about to make landfall in the Cape York peninsula. It will continue to grumble there, feeding off tropical moisture over the Coral Sea to the east.

93S: a tropical area of low pressure off the coast of Western Australia, and expected to become a tropical cyclone (in this case at tropical storm strength). The main effect will be rain over the desert area of the Pilbara.

94S: another tropical low, this time off the coast of southern Africa,165 miles north of Maputo in Mozambique. This system (which the local hurricane centre in La Reunion is yet to wake up to) will intensify over the warm waters of the Mozambique Channel, and could give the island state of Madagascar a headache later in the week.

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