Drop a cyclone

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jimbrown started the topic in Friday, 16 May 2014 at 10:23am


Cyclones may drift further south. Giddy up

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thermalben Friday, 16 May 2014 at 10:44am

Interesting stuff.

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Unpublished data from the Australian region suggests that the poleward shift is not as strong here as elsewhere in the Pacific around countries such as Fiji and New Zealand, but it could still have an impact, says Dr Hamish Ramsay of Monash University, who wrote an accompanying commentary in Nature.

"If this shift in poleward activity continues then cities and towns further south along the Australian coastlines may be susceptible to more destructive storms," says Ramsay.

Drawing a very long bow (and I'm extremely reluctant to do so), such a scenario would tip the hat slightly in favour of the East Coast's surf potential. But, I doubt it could be in any way measurable, for all of the reasons previously discussed about how flukey and unreliable swell prospects are from tropical cyclones.

Still, it's an interesting discussion point. Thanks for the link JB.

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shoredump Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 at 9:15pm

Here we go again. WAMS look to show something.