Australia - Cyclone Ita - Queensland

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  1. marlywings

    marlywings Former Member

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    The north takes shelter for longest night

    April 11, 2014 8:35PM

    ROLLING COVERAGE: It's too late to run now. With high winds being felt in parts of the far north, residents have taken shelter against the looming onslaught of Cyclone Ita

    THE Bureau of Meterology has revised Cyclone Ita’s path as residents in the state’s far north bunker down for a long night of extreme weather. Refresh this page for regular updates.

    8.30pm: Wind gusts are now reaching 154km/h at Cape Flattery as Cyclone Ita bears down on the Queensland coast.

    The Category 4 system is estimated to be 80km north northeast of Cooktown and 240 km north of Cairns, moving at around 11km/h.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...to-wipe-out-town/story-fnkt21jb-1226880411248
     
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    This monster cyclone will be crossing the coast within next couple of hours.

    My thoughts & prayers are with everyone in north Queensland tonight.

    Take care & stay safe!!
     
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    Stay safe up there anyone who is in Ita's path.
     
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    Is a cyclone a hurricane or a tornado? I'm confused.


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    A tornado occurs over land. Cyclones & hurricanes occur over water.

    In northern hemisphere the storms are referred to as hurricanes or typhoons.
    Southern hemisphere they're cyclones.

    The only difference between the two is...if they are north of the equator they rotate clockwise. If they are south, they rotate counterclockwise
     
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    Please stay safe!
     
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    http://www.news.com.au/national/bre...cyclone-supplies/story-e6frfku9-1226880558515
     
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    I think some of them up there have dodged a massive bullet when it was downgraded to a Cat 4 just prior to landfall. Earlier tonight it was predicted to increase from the Cat 5 it had been for quite some time.

    Still an absolute monster & the damage will be massive!! Hopefully no lives will be lost.
     
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    12.10am: Severe tropical cyclone Ita weakened slightly after crossing the far north Queensland coast but still has very destructive winds with gusts up to 205km/h near its centre.

    Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) forecaster Andrew Busalino said high winds and heavy rain were still expected after the cyclone crossed the coast near Cape Flattery at about 9pm (AEST), with winds up to 230km/h.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...to-wipe-out-town/story-fnkt21jb-1226880411248
     
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    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/que...sland-coast-20140412-36joy.html#ixzz2yftDQydY
     
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    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...rains-down-coast/story-fnkt21jb-1226880411248
     
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    So hard to believe this monster storm is still going. Here's hoping she keeps going further out to sea & doesn't hook around back towards the coast. She's not going to give up that's for sure....

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    http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml
     
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    It still works here Tulessa although the cyclone is long past the area where that cam is located. Not much to see on it anyway as it's dark...10.32pm Sunday.
     

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