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Breaking Storm News: Australia
Photo: Matthew Bezear checks out the tree which fell on his Banksia St, Kirwan house
Feb 08, 2007
Weather forecasters were last night tracking what they described as a RARE WEATHER PHENOMENON off the North Queensland coast. Ex-Cyclone Nelson was expected to move into the Coral Sea, while another low lingered menacingly off Innisfail. Conditions were 'favourable' for either low to develop into a cyclone during the next 12 to 18 hours. "This is a complicated situation at the moment with two significant systems in the same area. It's a VERY RARE situation that's not seen often. There will be a seesaw effect between the two as they try to outrun each other. Things change hourly at present and we'll have to wait and see how it develops further. It's QUITE UNUSUAL for the weather guys in Brisbane and I don't envy them." Yesterday Townsville had a taste of what is yet to come after strong winds blew trees onto houses and brought down powerlines.
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