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Cyclone Zane

Melbourne, Australia
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Cyclone Zane

Hopefully all goes ok and there is not much damage


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1. Re: Cyclone Zane

Gosh, it's very late in the year for a cyclone.

Cairns, Australia
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2. Re: Cyclone Zane

Sorry boys and girls this event has been cancelled. For better info on weather in Australia look at www.bom.gov.au

Here is a link to the tracking map for EX-tropical cyclone Zane.... http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml

Daintree, Australia
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3. Re: Cyclone Zane

I've just posted this on our Facebook page:-

Thank goodness (it's fizzled out). It never even 'felt' like a cyclone which may sound funny to anyone who hasn't experienced one. The atmosphere changes, becomes sort of charged, the birds go quiet and the barometer plummets. Just didn't happen. The sad thing is that all the publicity has scared a lot of visitors away. But all back to normal now!

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4. Re: Cyclone Zane

Hi Sunbird

What a fizzier you are right, never did feel like a cyclone

The press make me mad i see there were TV reporters up at Cooktown make it sound worse than it ever was going to be . So everyone we are open for business in FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

Regards mosiewigs

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5. Re: Cyclone Zane

It fizzed out to nothing

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6. Re: Cyclone Zane

Yes it is late for a cyclone, the season generally ends in May and Zane just made it. From now we should be clear of any cyclonic activity until the next season which generally begins in November. Just FYI Cyclone Zane was named (like all cyclones) only after the tropical low system over Australian water became a category 1 cyclone. It's quite common for them to intensify to maybe cat 2, 3 or even 4 over water but like Zane it's also common for them to dissipate back to a low system or re route causing no consequence to anyone. Saying that and depending on how close to land the system passes high winds and rain are usually prevelant and the system (now called a low) can remain for days usually resulting in overcast or rainy weather. Certainly nothing to be worried about, it's a very common occurrance in the tropics all over the world. Rest assured the Far North of Australia is geared up for these events and prepared. As other posters have said it's business as usual and I don't think many were too concerned about Zane. We are always aware that they can happen but this was a fizzer.

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