Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Eleven cyclones tipped for summer

Neroli Roocke, Monday October 14, 2013 - 17:35 EDT
ABC image
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

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Cooler conditions for Perth before heat set to return

13:46 EDT

Perth is set for a run of cooler conditions over the next few days, following on from a two week period of mostly well above average temperatures.

Storms leave a white blanket on the Blue Mountains

12:09 EDT

Parts of the Blue Mountains reported a covering of hail on Friday afternoon, as severe thunderstorms rolled through the area.

Thunderstorm brings damaging winds to parts of NSW and ACT

23:35 EDT

Large hailstones have pelted parts of the Blue Mountains and Canberra, as thunderstorms and damaging winds lashed New South Wales.