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Xmas cyclone for the top end

Unread post by GraemeWi »

Lots of talk on the aussie forums on the potential cyclone forming... quite spooky timing as I've just finished reading 'Tracy' which is a nicely researched book on the 1974 cyclone that wiped out Darwin.

Will be interesting to watch, but hope it doesn't cause any damage to anyone.

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yeah, i have just had a look, and there is alot of actiivity north of darwin alright!
you can see an animation of the gms sat pic i have done here:
http://www.weather-display.com/windy/an ... tpfile.gif

also some good activity in the coral sea and near Fiji
maybe an earlyish TC for the south pacific sometime soon too
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Metars from Darwin airport here

http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/YPDN.html

For those who don't know what a metar is....it is a routine hourly weather
observation done for aviation. Gives wind, visibility, weather, clouds
temperature, barometer. ;)

Their upper air sounding looks interesting. Tropopause up around 16,500m. Thats the height the cb's would grow to.
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A Darwin webcam and live data:

http://bsch.au.com/jacob/misc/darwin.html

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ouch, 25oC dew point and 31oC temperature
that will feel muggy!
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TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 20
Issued by the BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, DARWIN
at 11:00 am CST Sunday 21 December 2003

The CYCLONE WATCH and the CYCLONE WARNING have been cancelled.

At 9.30 AM CST EX-TROPICAL CYCLONE Debbie was re-located over land about 100
kilometres southeast of JABIRU and 180 kilometres northeast of Katherine, moving
to the south at 15 kilometres per hour. The cyclone has weakened into a rain
depression and winds near the centre have moderated below GALE force. Squally
wind gusts may still be experienced today and tomorrow over the Arnhem and
Darwin Daly Districts.

HEAVY RAIN is expected to cause localised flooding and significant stream rises
over the Top End.

Details of EX-TROPICAL CYCLONE Debbie at 9.30 AM CST:
. Centre re-located near... 13.3 degrees South 133.5 degrees East
. Location accuracy........ within 60 kilometres
. Recent movement.......... south at 15 km/h
. Central pressure......... 995 hectoPascals

REPEATING: The CYCLONE WATCH and the CYCLONE WARNING have been cancelled.

No further cyclone warnings will be issued unless the low moves over the sea and
redevelops.

This advice is available on telephone 1300 659 211

DARWIN Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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