posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 12:52 AM
Well....it's unlikely it would hold together as a hurricane for that long, but it could sustain it's tropical strength long enough to reach Africa's
interior if it was moving at a fast enough forward speed, AND had enough strength when and/or if it hit's Africa. But....storms usually form IN
Africa, and head either East or West...depending on the time of year.
The line that's there is more than likely a misprint. Or...it is the total line of the storm from it's point of origin to where it will end. And I'm
guessing....if it did come off of Africa, the line color could indicate the storms strength at the part it came from.
The storm formed off of the west coast of Australia,...at least the tropical part of it....and is expected to make landfall in the Northwest part of
Australia, Not head towards Africa. As it is already moving Eastwards, not Westwards.
Check here for the most current data on this storm from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
Storms in late August and into early October often start in the same area and move Westward towards the US. The storm wave will come off of the West
coast of Africa and into the Atlantic. They will start to "come together" in a loose tropical formation near the Azores...and even though they start
as a really loose system in Africa the US Hurricane center refers to this time of year as the Azores season.
edit on 16-3-2012 by webpirate because: spelling