The Oz bureau of meteorology has recently published its Cyclone projections. Noting the recent cyclones that reduced much of the Bahamas to match sticks, they were concerned that the eye stayed in place for 2 days, thus causing maximum damage, rather than sweeping across the land and losing power.
Also they have shown that the cyclone season is starting earlier and ending later. Usually the cyclones only hit the Northern Tropical regions, but the "Super Storm Cells" along the East coast are striking further south and it is only a matter of time before the major cities get hit. They even have projections of Tasmania becoming involved, due to the effects of Global Warming and the already higher ocean temperatures.
Much of Oz fruits and vegetables are grown in the North. After Cyclone "Larry" destroyed the harvest and infrastructure, these products were hard to get for years, and very expensive. Bananas went from 95 cents a kilo to $16 a kilo. I wonder if any government department has projections about the nation-wide cost to the country or just the immediate victims.
NB. What we call cyclones, Northern Hemisphere call hurricanes. Asia often uses typhoons.
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