Originally Posted by salticrak
Thank you for the reply mate, I wonder about Png/North Aus coast during the cyclone season though ?
Or is it a case now with better weather
forecasts the risk of encountering one of these monsters can be reduced with sufficient routing and study in these waters?
How do you do it ?
all the best paul.
i reccomended is for the pacific ,NORTH of papua new guinea
on the return leg using the north west winds that occur dec jan feb march
,since it is between the equator and 10 south you will not get cyclones forming untill further south,and those that do ,you will be to the north of and out of the dangerous quadrant.
in dec heading north from vanuatu or the solomons/louisiades there is a slight risk of typhoons forming,but again you will most likely be to the south of them.
the coral sea
and area between north aus and png during that period are best avoided during those months
,april to nov is considered the safe time to cross the arafura sea and gulf of carpentaria