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Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi was upgraded to category five this morning as the weather bureau warned it was likely to be "more life-threatening" than any storm seen in Australia in living memory.
Piers Corbyn, astrophysicist of WeatherAction.com said this is a great double-hit forecast result. "We predicted three weeks ahead that probably TWO Tropical cyclones would form (&/or rapidly power-up) probably one in Indian Ocean and one NE of Queensland in the period 28-31 Jan and that is what has happened - Timing and regions CONFIRMED’.
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Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
...cat 5 is scary... experienced a few... however, i've been in lower cats that were more deadly... did you know some scientists are trying to justify the need for a cat 6?...
Originally posted by tribewilder
reply to post by OzWeatherman
Still OZ, stay safe. Those winds are nothing to laugh at.
I am wishing the best on all of you down there...........
Originally posted by purplemer
if they need a cat 6 we live in changing times for sure...
Max winds estimated at 115 knots
supported by AMSU/SATCON estimates at 125kn [1min], although Willis Island
pressure observations suggest a slightly weaker system.