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FINALLY SOME SHOWERS AND STORMS ON THE WAY

Across Queensland after such a hectic September weather wise we've encountered a real lull in interesting weather in October. Now we're not expecting major things later this week, but it will be nice to see some showers and isolated thunderstorms forming across Central Queensland beginning tomorrow and then pushing northwards into Northern Queensland on Thursday. The stuff tomorrow won't be remarkable but hey at least it's something. The dry air around will keep rainfalls from these storms ...
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THE QUEENSLAND BOM CYCLONE OUTLOOK

THE QUEENSLAND BOM CYCLONE OUTLOOK
Tropical Cyclone Outlook indicates a more active cyclone season ahead for Queensland. This has been taken from  http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/outlooks/seasonal/qld.shtml For further information please check out the following OFFICIAL links Further information: Bureau of Meteorology Tropical Cyclone Outlook - http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/cyclones/australia/ Surviving Cyclones: Preparation and Safety Procedures - http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/about/checklist.shtml About Tropical Cyclones - h...
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National Cyclone Outlook 2016-2017

National Cyclone Outlook 2016-2017
An average to above-average number of cyclones are expected for the 2016–17 Australian tropical cyclone season (November–April).  Neutral to weak La Niña conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean and warmer than average ocean temperatures to the north and east of Australia have influenced this year's tropical cyclone outlook.  During neutral years, the first tropical cyclone to make landfall typically occurs in late December.  In La Niña years, the first cyclone to make landfall ov...
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2016-2017 North West W.A Cyclone Outlook

2016-2017 North West W.A Cyclone Outlook
​FROM -  http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/outlooks/seasonal/wa.shtml Tropical Cyclone Seasonal Outlook for northwest Australia Issued at 7:26 am WST on Monday 10 October 2016.  Tropical Cyclone season to be more active for NW Australia.  Northwest Australia can expect the tropical cyclone season to be more active than last season according to the Bureau of Meteorology Tropical Cyclone Seasonal Outlook released today.  Acting Regional Director for Western Australia, Mr Grahame Re...
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OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - WA WEATHER UPDATE OCTOBER 10 2016

OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - WA WEATHER UPDATE  OCTOBER 10 2016
​A Tropical LOW forms off Indonesia shortly, it will push south and deepen slightly as it enters the Western Australian Area Of Responsibility in the vicinity of Christmas Island. That is the primary topic of today's WA weather video. We take a look at how temps heat up as the week progresses too.  To gain access to daily weather videos for Queensland, NT and WA along with weather graphics shown here, please consider becoming an Oz Cyclone Chasers Subscriber and supporting ou...
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OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - NT WEATHER UPDATE - OCTOBER 10 2016

OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - NT WEATHER UPDATE - OCTOBER 10 2016
​We take a look at the Territory today and more importantly overnight tonight and tomorrow as shower and storm potential do increase during the overnight hours and tomorrow afternoon. Furthermore we take a look at Thursday as well which has the potential to be another interesting one. To gain access to daily weather videos for Queensland, NT and WA along with weather graphics shown here, please consider becoming an Oz Cyclone Chasers Subscriber and supporting our documentary efforts at www.ozcyc...
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OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - QUEENSLAND WEATHER UPDATE - OCTOBER 10

OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - QUEENSLAND WEATHER UPDATE - OCTOBER 10
​Today we take a comprehensive look at the storm and rain potential across Queensland as we head into the back end of the week  To gain access to our Weather Centre graphics (shown in the video and available from this weekend) and daily state weather updates, please consider becoming an Oz Cyclone Chasers subscriber at www.ozcyclonechasers.com.au/subscribe   WA and NT videos will be out later this morning. Have a great day Did you like this video?  Subscribers get these video...
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BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY RELEASES A FREE WEATHER APP

BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY RELEASES A FREE WEATHER APP
​Recently the Bureau Of Meteorology released a FREE public weather app.  The app allows you to check your current local conditions, check your 7 day forecast and check the last 4 radar images for your location. It also gives you the latest weather warnings. The app is quite basic right now but is very user friendly and it has a clean and polished easy to use interface. The app has some serious upgrade potential should the Bureau wish to do so in the future.  You can down...
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...EYE OF HURRICANE MATTHEW MOVING NORTHWARD JUST OFF OF THE COASTS OF GEORGIA AND NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA... ...CORE TO POSSIBLY GET CLOSE TO GEORGIA/S CAROLINA BORDER...

​ We have been very fortunate that Matthew's strongest winds have remained a short distance offshore of the Florida Coast thus far, but this should not be a reason for people to be complacent. Only a small deviation to the left of the forecast track could bring these winds onshore. The western eyewall of Matthew, which contains hurricane-force winds, is expected to move over or very near the coast of northeastern Florida and Georgia through tonight. Matthew has begun to move northward at about 1...
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NEW TROPICAL LOW TO FORM NEAR INDONESIA NEXT WEEK

The WA region has begun what is likely to be a pretty active 2016/2017 cyclone season. Last week we saw an out of season Tropical LOW near Christmas Island push moisture right across Australia and feed that moisture into a strong Southern Australian Polar LOW. Next week we see a second Tropical LOW form near Indonesia on Tuesday that is then expected to enter the Western Australian Area Of Responsibility on Wednesday or Thursday. This second LOW is likely to get a little stronger ...
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STORMS COME BACK TO QUEENSLAND LATER NEXT WEEK

A great weekend weather wise is coming up, but for those who want to look forward further ahead, the future is bright (or stormy) as we head to Thursday.  Early indications are that a surface trough will form just inland of the East coast of Queensland on Wednesday. This trough will be fed by moist easterly winds coming in from the Coral Sea on Thursday.  While storms are likely to be scattered, it is always a case of hit and miss when it comes to storm rainfalls. More details next wee...
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OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - WEATHER CENTRE VIDEO UPDATE - OCTOBER 6 2016

OZ CYCLONE CHASERS - WEATHER CENTRE VIDEO UPDATE - OCTOBER 6 2016
G'day folks,  This week on our Weather Centre in Beta Testing we have added  (1) complete model parameters for GFS (out to 10 days) and ACCESS R (out to 3 days) and ACCESS G (out to 5 days) These include winds, precipitation, temperatures at various atmospheric levels and a number of severe weather indices. This allows very easy model to model comparisons at set time frames  (2) We have added a slider for all radar, sat animations  (3) We have added a looping function to all ...
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* DANGEROUS HURRICANE MATTHEW LASHES THE BAHAMAS WITH 125MPH SUSTAINED WINDS - FURTHER STRENGTHENING FORECASTED BEFORE POUNDING THE FLORIDA COASTLINE *

​Well folks after a week of model watching, Hurricane Matthew is poised to impact the Florida coastline. The first in 11 years....... Its mind boggling to think that a whole continent has not seen a Major Hurricane landfall for that long. Back in 2005 we hardly had video phones, Youtube had just been released.  You can see the significance that this storm poses to the United States when you think about it like that..... Hurricane Matthews core is currently just South West of Grand Bahama an...
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TROPICAL CYCLONE CHABA - 'ALMOST' A MAJOR DISASTER

TROPICAL CYCLONE CHABA - 'ALMOST' A MAJOR DISASTER
It has been a colourful history for Tropical Cyclone Chaba as it enters the final hours of life. The once strong Category 5 tropical cyclone narrowly missed major islands in Okinawa as a Cat 5) and Jeju (Sth Korea) as a Cat 3 and also missed the South Korean mainland as a Cat 2 by the barest of margins.  Become an OCC Subscriber this season to access high res model, radar and satellite data as well as enhanced cyclone information. Head to www.ozcyclonechasers.com.au/subscribe The syste...
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MOSSMAN COPS OVER 100MM OF RAIN THIS MORNING

​I've been looking through some weather data this evening trying to catch up with what has been going on weather wise over the past 24-36 hours thinking that all was dull and boring across the north. So imagine my surprise when I checked the rain maps for the states this afternoon and this whopping rain total of 121mm popped up in Mossman. Initially I thought it was a mistake until I checked back through radar archives. It's no mistake. Turns out a trough system created a slow mov...
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STORMY SKIES IN QUEENSLAND

A strong surface and upper trough is moving across the state and will create widespread light rain areas across the state along with strong gusty thunderstorms this afternoon/evening near the coast between Cardwell and Rockhampton. Storms are also likely outside of those areas but computer models estimate that the strongest of the activity will be located along that stretch of coastline and adjacent inland areas. Strong winds aloft and ample environmental moisture and energy will mean that ...
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RAIN, SHOWERS AND STORMS TO SWEEP EASTWARDS THROUGH QUEENSLAND

The last of a series of trough systems is set to push through Queensland tomorrow. The system will create widespread patchy rain, showers and isolated thunderstorms for most of the southern 2/3rds of Queensland south of about Ingham on Monday. It is already doing this for Western Queensland today. Subscribers, please find today's weather videos here To become an OCC subscriber, please head to www.ozcyclonechasers.com.au/subscribe   Overall rain amounts aren't going to be very high, but it w...
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MORE SHOWERS FOR COASTAL RANGES BETWEEN TOWNSVILLE AND COOKTOWN

A sneaky little trough system has formed around the North Tropical Coast forecast district just inland of the ranges. This sneaky little trough will create cloudy and showery conditions with the outside chance of a storm as well through today. It's a welcome surprise to wake up to after the expectation was that the region would 'fine up' after last night's awesome storm which hit Cairns and surrounding areas. A far more significant trough system will sweep through the state on Monday and br...
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AWESOME RAIN AND STORM ACTIVITY ACROSS EASTERN QLD

AWESOME RAIN AND STORM ACTIVITY ACROSS EASTERN QLD
​How good were the storms yesterday around Central Queensland and the Burdekin. Well Trav and Micky D from Oz Cyclone Chasers Townsville crew certainly got the season off with a bang check out some cool pics around Charters Towers they got below Become an OCC subscriber and gain access to live chase streams during Tropical Cyclones as well as enhanced weather information throughout the season.  Head to www.ozcyclonechasers.com.au/subscribe   Subscribers today's QLD, NT, ...
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RAIN BAND MOVES ACROSS EASTERN STATES AS LOW MOVES INTO VICTORIA

RAIN BAND MOVES ACROSS EASTERN STATES AS LOW MOVES INTO VICTORIA
​A band of cloud and rain associated with the Southern Australian LOW is tracking across Eastern parts of the country. Behind it we will see very strong SW winds develop through Southern Australia. Today we are expecting widespread rain and cloudy conditions across Eastern Australia. Taking a look at Queensland specifically, we see that if we can get a little bit of heating through the day storms are likely to initialize inside those brown and purple areas on the map below. Any storms that devel...
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