Tropical cyclone outlook released, communities urged to prepare early (Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Government)

Tropical cyclone outlook released, communities urged to prepare early (Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Government)

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19 October 2012
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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued its tropical cyclone seasonal outlook today, reminding communities in Australia's northern coastal regions to prepare now for the coming wet season.

Bureau of Meteorology Climate Prediction Manager, Dr Andrew Watkins, said advances in the science of climate prediction allow us to accurately gauge the likelihood of above or below average tropical cyclone activity, and better inform severe weather planning.

"The overall outlook is for a return to near average, or slightly below average, tropical cyclone activity, but this does not mean we can afford to be complacent about the risks," said Dr Watkins. >> More

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