Tropical cyclone awareness month 2015
01 November 2015
With destructive winds sometimes in excess of 280 km/h, tropical cyclones are potentially the most intense and dangerous of all atmospheric phenomena known to man. To help you better prepare for and respond to cyclone risks in Australia, we're hosting tropical cyclone awareness month via our social media platforms throughout November.
Explore more about tropical cyclones
From the structure of a tropical cyclone, to the difference between a cyclone, twister, hurricane, tornado and typhoon, we'll be taking you on a journey to find out more about tropical cyclones and how they work!
To get us started let’s have a look at just what a tropical cyclone is:
What's the difference between a tornado, twister, hurricane, tropical cyclone and a typhoon? This blog article helps to explain:
Discover the latest cyclone information
Want to know what kind of cyclone season is ahead or where to go for cyclone warnings? To help you stay up-to-date with the latest in tropical cyclone information, we'll show you where and how you can access our products and services.
A handy link for more information is www.bom.gov.au/cyclone.
Have you looked at the tropical cyclones FAQ lately? Learn more about tropical cyclones here: www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/FAQ
Delve into cyclone history
From cyclone tracks across the country dating back to 1906, to the colourful character who started naming cyclones in the late 1800s, we're taking a step back into Australia's tropical cyclone history.
Did you know that at one time six tropical cyclone systems formed in waters surrounding Australia? Check out our blog article to find out more about this rare event that took place in the 1970s:
In March 2005, tropical cyclone Ingrid made history by crossing three State and Territory coastlines. Read more about TC Ingrid at media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/47/ingrids-impact-the-tropical-cyclone-that-crossed-three-states.
Tropical cyclone Fay, 16–28 March 2004