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Latest Blog Posts

Nitso
22 March 2018
 Issued at 12:10PM March 22nd tropical LOW 94P has begun to wrap some deep convection near its circulation. The system is currently enjoying the benefit of a surge in NW monsoonal winds and this will soon set it to move in an Easterly to S...
Nitso
19 March 2018
‚ÄčAn NT LOW is set to form late in the week and has a relatively high chance of further developing into a Tropical Cyclone - this video goes through the meteorological variables that are likely to impact the LOW and cause it to move in various directi...
Nitso
03 March 2018
The NE tropics continue to fire with a Tropical LOW likely to develop around the Cape York Peninsula or Gulf Of Carpentaria region next week. Computer models indicate that a gravity wave tracking west across the Coral Sea will enhance atmospheric ins...
Nitso
02 March 2018
 Issued at 10:00AM 2nd March 2018A LOW located near Cloncurry is becoming slow moving. The system will drift slowly to the south-west today. Heavy rain will develop and continue east of the LOW and extend to areas south of the LOW overnight toni...
Nitso
25 February 2018
A SE wind change moving up the Queensland coastline should result in more rain and perhaps even a weak LOW near the coast of Central or Northern Queensland later this week. Computer models indicate this SE change will interact with the pre-exist...
Nitso
20 February 2018
Issued 20th February 2018 at 8:45PM We take a look at the latest forecast for the Queensland storm system which today produced winds over 100km/hr and hail of 4-8cms.. This update has also been released to the general public. Our next subscribe...
Nitso
19 February 2018
‚ÄčAh the beautiful Pilbara and south Kimberley, a place where the hot desert soil meets the hot waters of the Indian Ocean and just occasionally a place where Tropical Cyclones like the hot desert soil just as much as the hot Indian Ocean. This w...
James Pickett
03 February 2018
Sorry to add salt into the wounds of Queenslanders, but things are looking 'interesting' again for the NT Top End later this week and into next weekend.We say 'interesting' as many thought that would be relatively dry for at least the next 3-4 weeks....
Nitso
20 December 2017
The OCC Weather Centre continues to evolve into one of the best weather analysis and forecasting tools available on the web. Over the past few days we have added some new maps and specifically, some new cyclone maps that will make forecasting tropica...
Nitso
06 November 2017
 Over the past 24 hours, we have upgraded our model data offerings to subscribers by implementing the new very high-resolution ACCESS R computer model. The new upgrade from the Bureau Of Meteorology almost triples the previous grid modelling ava...
Nitso
24 October 2017
Finally, after a few months of cooling waters across the Central and Eastern Pacific, The Walker Circulation's worst kept secret has been revealed 'officially' at least (our subscribers have known this was coming since August). the Bureau this m...
Nitso
15 September 2017
 In what is one of our biggest upgrade of the past year. OCC subscribers now enjoy an Australian weather first. Our subscribers now have access to rapidly updating one-hour computer model data from the ACCESS-R model, the BoM's go to regional we...
Nitso
11 September 2017
Earlier today we released our 2017/2018 Tropical Cyclone Outlook to our subscribers. In a nutshell, the outlook calls for a slightly enhanced Tropical Cyclone season in 2017/2018. A combination of a favourable surface pressure pattern, surf...
Nitso
01 September 2017
It's with great pleasure and pride that we announce a new sponsorship agreement with our 2017/2018 major sponsor Townsville Sheds & Garages began today. We believe that Townsville Sheds & Garages are a great fit for OCC as they are a great ex...
Nitso
08 August 2017
G'day folks, I'm excited today to bring you some news of some different subscription plans available to our followers for the 2017/2018 season, including a no strings attached free trial. Instead of one plan for everyone, we have split our ...
Nitso
28 June 2017
In what has been thus far a very dry month across most of Australia, a couple of rain bearing systems will develop over the last couple of days of the month that may stop it from becoming Australia's driest June ever recorded. The first (and by ...
Super Admin
30 May 2017
 The 2017 Australian Severe Weather Association Conference is on again this year, and Oz Cyclone Chasers will be there again to showcase our Cyclone Debbie Chase. So please check out the information below and head on over to the Australian Sever...
Nitso
15 May 2017
A major rain event is on the way for many Queenslanders later this week. Warm moist easterly winds from the Coral Sea will be uplifted at the surface by a surface trough moving SW from the ocean. At the same time, cold upper level air from a trough a...
Nitso
10 May 2017
In the Southern hemisphere cyclone season that knows no time limits, Tropical Cyclone Ella has formed and is heading west towards Fiji. The tiny category one cyclone is expected to possibly nudge Category Two later today or tonight before weakening o...
Nitso
28 April 2017
In the Aussie cyclone season that initially didn't want to begin and now doesn't want to end, a new LOW is set to form in the far North-Eastern Coral Sea and begin moving westwards later next week. Early indications are that the LOW will form along a...