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    October 2007
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    Source: http://www.news.com.au/national/darw...-1226228211791

    Rick Richardson watches another wet season storm drifting across Darwin Harbour as the weather bureau suggests the possibility of a christmas cyclone. Picture: Brad Fleet

    [release]A CYCLONE is expected to form off the coast of Darwin tomorrow - 37 years after the city was devastated by Cyclone Tracy.

    And another tropical storm is likely to form into a cyclone off Queensland during the weekend.

    The weather bureau said the Queensland storm is 1200km east of Cairns and tracking south.

    But unlike Cyclone Yasi, which affected most of Queensland earlier this year, it is not expected to move onshore.

    The weather bureau is more concerned about the storm brewing in the Arafura Sea, north of Darwin.


    Weather bureau modelling of the cyclone brewing off the coast of Darwin. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology

    The NT News reports parts of the Northern Territory's coast - including Darwin - have been put on a cyclone watch because of the storm.

    The latest weather bureau modelling predicts the cyclone will form at 4am tomorrow.

    Tomorrow will also be the 37th anniversary of the devastation caused by Cyclone Tracy.

    Weather bureau senior forecaster Angelina Prasad said there was a 50 to 100 per cent chance this storm would form a cyclone.


    Then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam (first car) inspects a wrecked suburb of Darwin after Cyclone Tracy. Picture: NT News

    "It has got everything right going for it," she said.

    "It is over warm water, it has got favourable winds developing around it, and it is going to stay over water for the next few days."

    Weather Channel senior meteorologist Tom Saunders said this storm was unpredictable and did not fit any weather models.

    Cyclone Tracy started as a tropical low that formed on December 20, 1974 and gradually intensified before heading away from the coast.

    But on December 24 it changed course and headed directly towards Darwin.

    Despite the warnings, the city's residents were largely unprepared.

    Forty-nine people were killed, along with a further 22 at sea. Most of the city's buildings were totally destroyed or badly damaged.[/release]
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  2. Post #2
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    That would suck to have your home ruined/destroyed on Christmas day.
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    January 2007
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    A... chryclone, if you will.

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    February 2005
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    tracey was a category 4 cyclone while this one will be lucky to make cat 2

    all it's going to do is make things a little windy

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    February 2007
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    Cyclones are a huge reason why I don't live in Tasmania or Queensland.
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    Cyclones are a huge reason why I don't live in Tasmania or Queensland.
    Dont forget about Darwin.

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    February 2005
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    Cyclones are a huge reason why I don't live in Tasmania or Queensland.
    pfft cyclone are awesome

    in 2001 iirc i had a cyclone on my birthday