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OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - CYCLONE UPDATE - DEBBIE - MARCH 27 PM

OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - CYCLONE UPDATE - DEBBIE - MARCH 27 PM
Evening everyone, \ We take a final look at Debbie tonight. This video is also available to subscribers on the CURRENT AUSSIE CYCLONES page Subscribers we will be live streaming overnight stay tuned for details. We will also be live streaming a static stream for the general public on facebook Live over the next 24 hours.  Have a safe night and stay tuned for details. Remember to check the CHASE page for details on our current chase. Become a subscriber and assist us in our doco efforts whil...
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OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - CYCLONE DEBBIE VIDEO UPDATE MARCH 26PM

OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - CYCLONE DEBBIE VIDEO UPDATE MARCH 26PM
Evening folks, please see this evening's OCC video update on TC Debbie. This video is also available to subscribers on the CURRENT AUSSIE CYCLONES PAGE Become an OCC Subscriber and gain access to our special subscriber benefits while supporting our documentary efforts. www.ozcyclonechasers.com.au/subscribe
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OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - TC DEBBIE PUBLIC VIDEO UPDATE - MARCH 25 2017

OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - TC DEBBIE PUBLIC VIDEO UPDATE - MARCH 25 2017
Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been slowly intensifying through the day and is exhibiting some strong convection beginning to wrap around the core circulation this evening. Debbie is expected to adopt a track towards the Queensland coastline between Cairns and Mackay (with particular focus between Ingham and Bowen) and begin intensifying more rapidly from overnight tonight and will then continue to intensify all the way until landfall. Landfall should take place sometime on Tuesday. A Category 3 - ...
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QUEENSLAND CYCLONE - MARCH 24 - PM UPDATE

QUEENSLAND CYCLONE - MARCH 24 - PM UPDATE
​We answer some burning questions about the Future Queensland Cyclone tonight. and check out the models. Please see below for details ​WHAT HAS HAPPENED TODAY WITH THE LOW? ​The LOW has gradually moved in a SSE direction through the day quite slowly. The LOW has also gradually strengthened through the day. ​WHEN WILL IT BECOME A TROPICAL CYCLONE? ​Models are adamant tomorrow will be the day the system will reach Tropical Cyclone status ​WHERE IS IT GOING TO GO? ​During tomorrow (probably la...
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THE QUEENSLAND CYCLONE - MARCH 23 2017 - LATEST INFO

THE QUEENSLAND CYCLONE - MARCH 23 2017 - LATEST INFO
A Tropical LOW is deepening to the north of Willis Island and will track southwards for the next 24 hours. This LOW is then set to intensify into a Tropical Cyclone over the weekend before moving west to hit the coast on Monday or Tuesday. We have taken some of your most frequently asked questions and passed them onto OCC's Nitso who has answered them below. If this Q and A is popular with the masses, Nitso will continue it, if people aren't interested then we won't do it again. REMEMBER THESE A...
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WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TROPICAL LOW LANDFALL VIDEO UPDATE

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TROPICAL LOW LANDFALL VIDEO UPDATE
A Tropical LOW is approaching Port Hedland and should make landfall in the vicinity of Port Hedland this afternoon/evening. Please take a look at the video update below for more details.  Another LOW is developing near the Cocos Islands.  If you liked this video update, consider becoming an OCC Subscriber. Subscribers get these videos regularly when a Tropical LOW or cyclone is in play across the Australian Area Of Responsibility.  www.ozcyclonechasers.com.au/subscribe
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TROPICAL LOW TO FORM IN CORAL SEA AND BEGIN MOVING TOWARDS QUEENSLAND

TROPICAL LOW TO FORM IN CORAL SEA AND BEGIN MOVING TOWARDS QUEENSLAND
​Computer models indicate a Tropical LOW will begin forming in the far North-Eastern Coral Sea over the next 24-48 hours and adopt a westerly track towards Queensland over the next week. About 30% of modelling indicates that this system will deepen sufficiently to become a Tropical Cyclone, while approximately 70% of computer models continue to indicate that this system will likely remain a LOW pressure system as it hits the Queensland coast next week.  Once guidance begins to solidify...
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TROPICAL CYCLONE LIKELY THIS WEEK

A Tropical LOW has formed this afternoon and will gradually deepen from later tomorrow while moving southwards in the Indian Ocean off Western Australia's coastline. Computer models indicate the system is likely to attain Tropical Cyclone intensity on Wednesday or Thursday while approaching the Pilbara coastline. Below is a preliminary assessment of available model guidance of track/crossing locations and intensities. Please be aware this is preliminary data and until the LOW form...
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OCC - STATE WEATHER FORECAST VIDEOS - 19TH MARCH 2017

OCC - STATE WEATHER FORECAST VIDEOS - 19TH MARCH 2017
Morning folks, A very dynamic and active weather pattern across our three northern states over the coming week including the possibility for a Tropical Cyclone. We take a look at each state in detail.  To gain access to these updates almost daily during the wet season along with plenty of other subscriber benefits head to www.ozcyclonechasers.com.au/subscribe  Subscribers - we will take a look at the future cyclone off WA in more detail in the FUTURE AUSSIE CYCLONE UPDATE at 10AM ...
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MONSOON TROUGH TO REDEVELOP TOMORROW

MONSOON TROUGH TO REDEVELOP TOMORROW
The monsoon trough is likely to reform over the Arafura Sea tomorrow. It is still unclear about whether or not this trough will stick around for very long or more importantly whether it will drift south to affect Queensland, WA and NT tropical areas in the medium to long term.  Computer models indicate weak LOWS are likely to form along the monsoon trough in the Indian Ocean and the Arafura/Timor Seas over the coming week.  An unrelated trough and LOW in the Coral Sea will bring h...
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DARWIN TC IMPACT LIKELY THIS WEEKEND

Darwin get set for a wild weekend of squally storms and possible gales. A Tropical low has been developing over the last few days in the Arafura Sea and will drift SW to be near Darwin on Sunday. When the low develops into a TC it will be named TC BLANCHE. Images below show the likely position of the system on Sunday, as you can see gales will likely begin to affect the Darwin area later this weekend into early Monday morning. Often with this type of scenario it's not uncommon to see waterspouts...
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DARWIN TO FACE HIGHEST TC RISK OF THE SEASON

Well folks, our subscribers have known about this developing system for over a week and given models have continued to firm, we can confidently say the NT North and NW Coasts are facing their highest TC risk all season. In fact, we have to look back to TC Lam in 2015 for the last time we had a reasonable threat to the NT Coast. At this stage a low has developed approximately 450kms North of Nhulunbuy and is expected to develop slightly as it takes a SW track. Most modelling has been in agre...
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STATE WEATHER VIDEO UPDATES - FEBRUARY 27 2017

STATE WEATHER VIDEO UPDATES - FEBRUARY 27 2017
Good morning folks,  Today's updates have been released to the general public and talk about ​The next WA/NT Cyclone/LOW Coral Sea trough system to impact Queensland ​Upper level LOW impacting SE Queensland Spectacular storms in the Pilbara Terrible news with Bill Paxton passing away this morning. I'm sure there will be many storm chasers like me who first started chasing after watching that awesome film (Twister) starring the great man in 1996. If you haven't watched it check it out and ha...
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TROPICAL CYCLONE DINEO HITS MOZAMBIQUE

Tropical Cyclone Dineo hit Mozambique's (East Africa) coastline a little after 1AM this morning Queensland time. The system made landfall as a Category 3 Tropical Cyclone on the Australian scale with wind gusts likely to have been in the vicinity of 160 - 180km/hr. The Tropical Cyclone was the strongest one to hit Mozambique's coastline since TC Jokwe in 2008.  Dineo is the third tropical cyclone of the so-far very quiet SW Indian Ocean cyclone season (The SW Indian Ocean season r...
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Stunning Central Qld Sunset

After a hot and humid day in Mackay, we were treated to a stunning sunset! 
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GULF LOW TO FORM LATE THIS WEEK - NO THREAT TO NORTH QUEENSLAND COAST

Hot on the heels of the Western Australian LOW, another LOW is likely to form in the Gulf Of Carpentaria in a couple of days. Contrary to what some media outlets and social media pages might have you believe there is no threat of this system becoming a tropical cyclone off the Far Northern Queensland coast , we've even heard of some ridiculous predictions of a cyclone or LOW hitting our lovely home - Townsville - by Saturday. This is utter garbage. The system is likely to for...
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CYCLONE OR NOT IT DOESN'T MATTER - PILBARA COAST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE LOW END CYCLONIC CONDITIONS

A Tropical LOW is developing near the Kimberley coastline. The LOW will move offshore tomorrow and develop further. On Wednesday the LOW will move south and lie near or on the Pilbara coast. Gales with damaging wind gusts will develop along the Pilbara coast and widespread rain will also accompany these strong winds. Let's take a look at what computer models have to say.  The Euro model has a borderline Category One system making landfall on Wednesday evening near Roebourne with winds ...
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THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

Very active monsoonal conditions are expected in the Top End from today with the NW Coast including Darwin expecting squally conditions by Sunday night.  Interestingly, a very small surface eddy formed just to the east of Darwin this morning which could locally enhance rainfall in the region. These types of features are very common in Monsoon Troughs and are not easy to forecast. As the trough slowly migrates southwards to near the base of the Top End this week, squally NW winds w...
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MONSOON TO FIRE UP WITH MULTIPLE LOWS POSSIBLE

Well by now we should all know that the monsoon is firing up and will create a LOW for Western Australia, but did you know latest computer model outputs from multiple weather models show the Gulf Of Carpentaria joining in on the action with a LOW/cyclone of their own? A couple of models even show a LOW in the Coral Sea off Queensland's North-East coast.  The primary action of course is already showing signs of forming soon near Timor. That first LOW will remain weak and ...
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ANOTHER LOW FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA

ANOTHER LOW FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA
​The monsoon is regenerating and a LOW will form along it over the next few days most likely in the Timor Sea or on the Top End coastline of the Territory. This LOW is likely to remain weak, broad (large) and slow moving for a few days before moving in a WSW direction next week roughly parallel to the coast. The track seems to be eerily similar to the LOW that just went through last week. Computer models are showing that the LOW will lie in an unfavorable developmental environment...
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