Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Coral Sea Set to Fire Up with Another Cyclone

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Coral Sea Set to Fire Up with Another Cyclone

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IT MIGHT be the end of the "official" cyclone season today, but no one has told the Coral Sea.

The beginning of another tropical cyclone is quietly forming in the far north-eastern Coral Sea, with cyclone chasers warning it could intensify by next weekend.

Just a month after Cyclone Debbie left a trail of destruction, Oz Cyclone Chasers say the Aussie cyclone season that initially didn't want to begin now doesn't want to end.

"Early indications are that the low will form along a trough line in the South-West Pacific Ocean," Oz Cyclone Chasers said.

"The exact origin varies from around the Solomon Islands through to Vanuatu but models are clearly intent on moving it westwards into the Coral Sea by next weekend."

They said while it was too early to speculate on intensity, possible tracking or if there'd be a coastal crossing anywhere along the Queensland coast, indications "do point to a favourable environment for intensification later next week in the far north- eastern Coral Sea in the vicinity of where the low should be". …

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