Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Guba blows up a storm in Far North Queensland

Yes, our 'Wet' Season sure is here. Tropical cyclone Guba is bringing refreshing rain to the Cape. A cyclone watch has been declared for coastal and island communities from Thursday Island to Cape Flattery on the far North East coast of Queensland, Australia. As of 1pm today, Wednesday 14th November 2007, the predicted route of this category 1 cyclone is to move away from the coast. Hopefully, this cyclone will not intensify beyond its present strength and will turn away from the coast. However, cyclones are not at all predictable so it could decide to stand still, intensify, change direction or disintegrate all together. The next cyclone advice will be issued at 5pm today's date.

Do take time to explore the Australian Government's Bureau of Meteorology site and follow the course of Guba. From the site (highlighted) you can explore and learn a great deal about meteorology. Great for young people and us oldies alike!

This cyclone was to be named Rebeca by the Aussies. However, the Papua New Guinea people got in first and named her Guba - meaning 'sky', I am told.

Thank you for visiting this site. I hope all the highlighted links are enjoyable and informative for you. Learning about things we may not usually come across in our day to day lives seems somehow to give us a lovely 'lift' or maybe, a natural high!

Sue Bayliss. Cairns, Australia.

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