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Eleven cyclones tipped for summer

Neroli Roocke, Monday October 14, 2013 - 17:35 EDT
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The Bureau of Meteorology's cyclone outlook map for the 2013-2014 season - ABC

A near-average tropical cyclone season is forecast for northern Australia.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the tropical Pacific Ocean, which affects tropical cyclone activity in Australia, is currently neutral (neither El Niño nor La Niña), meaning there is no strong shift expected in the average location of tropical cyclones.

It says most tropical cyclones occur between the start of November and the end of April.

In an average season 11 will form near Australia and about four will cross the coast.

Last summer was also an average season for cyclones, with the preceding two years (2010-11 and 2011-12) above average for cyclone activity.


- ABC

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