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Old 26-02-2007, 11:26   #1
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Surge in cyclones (QSLD) predicted for next month

Ugh - just in time for our return to Bundaberg!

Surge of Queensland cyclones likely - Breaking News - National - Breaking News
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Old 26-02-2007, 15:52   #2
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I just need to get through this season, then the boat will be in the water. Fingers crossed.
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Holy smokes! You built a 44' cat yourself?! Are you in the QSLD area?
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Old 26-02-2007, 17:00   #4
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And just in time for my run to Vanuatu, .............bummer

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Old 01-03-2007, 10:39   #5
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twin cyclones in aussie ...

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Old 01-03-2007, 11:32   #6
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Ummm, at least at the moment, these aren't cyclones, at least in the official sense of the word. The are nothing more than depressions. Currently the only official cyclone at the moment is centred between Madagasgar and Mauritius with windspeeds around the 100kt mark. It is currently traveling in a southerly direction.
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My biggest concern is "Odette" which is about to form in the N Coral Sea ...

And in the 'strictest' sense of weather jargon those two artifacts in the image above are indeed "cyclones" since it's the generic word for Low pressure system. Conversely High pressure systems are know as "anti-cyclones."
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Yes that's why I did say in the official sense of the word. But in hind sight, that wasn't the right way to say that. Because that IS the official sense of the word as you have just pointed out.
What I was trying to say(poorly) it is not a cyclone as in Hurricane, or in other words a storm with winds over a certain speed, plus there is no "eye" to either of these. These weather events get spat onto our country from you guy's on a weekly cycle. Heeey, is this your way at getting back at us from the Cricket ;-)
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A cyclone is indeed large area of low atmospheric pressure, characterised by inward-spiralling winds(counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere ). Meteorologists seldom use the term cyclone on it’s own. In common usage a cyclone is usually meant to be a tropical cyclone.

Wheels was referring to a tropical cyclone, which is the generic term for a non-frontal synoptic scale low-pressure system, over tropical or sub-tropical waters, with organized convection (i.e. thunderstorm activity) and definite cyclonic surface wind circulation
Depending on their location and strength, there are various terms by which ”tropical cyclones” are known, such as hurricane, typhoon, tropical storm, cyclonic storm, and tropical depression.
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TRS, or tropical revolving storm seems to be an accepted term.

Micoverde I have a fair way to go yet, but yes, I am building a 44 foot sailing cat. There's a few builders in this forum, Catmando is building a 50 foot power cat, and Northerncat is building (I think) a 36 foot sailing cat. All of us in Queensland.
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Wow great to hear that there are so many QSLD'rs on this board!

Here's my story: I'm doing a pretty major refit in Bundy this Autumn. Do you have any recommendations for diesel mechanics and shipwrights? My old 4.108 Mrs. Perkins has been a loyal companion but needs some TLC (she's likes to run hot). I'll also be replaces my boomkin and bowsprit.

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Down here, we refer to a tropical depression as being a storm originating in the Tropical Latitudes, but with wind strengths below what is considered "Huricane Force". As a Tropical depression intensifies and the wind strength reaches Huricane Force, then it is becomes what is commonly called down here, a Cyclone.
Cyclonic pressure patterns as Micoverde pictured, are common normal every day weather patterns for here. As Gord said, the difference is that these cyclonic patterns have a definitive or series of definitive fronts. These fronts sweep onto NZ from under Oz and bring us the Famouse Norwester if they arrive from one direction, or if they hit slightly more easterly, they will Suck up large cold southern air masses from the Antartic. There is no other land between us and the Antartic, so the cold air masses arrive with avengance.
Anti-Cyclone is a high pressure area and revolves in the opposite direction. These patterns are common for this time of year here and bring us long spells of hot dry and calm weather. This will be the norm till about end of May or so. Usually after the shortest day comes and goes, the weather changes to winter and we have the Southerly Blasts followed by many Norwesters through till the longest day.
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Cyclone or not

Tropical depression wind to 33knots,Tropical storm 34 to 63knots,Tropical cyclone winds over 64knots.Only 3 reasons for staying home Queensland beautiful one day perfect the next.Whos up for a carton and game of cards.H N YEAR.Geoff.
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