/ 08 April 2021

When two cyclones collide

It’s a rare weather phenomenon called the Fujiwhara effect. Fujiwhatnow? What happenes is instead of forming a bigger, more powerful cyclone, they circle each other, with one system weakening the other – and it’s what meteorologists predict could form off the Western Oz coast today or tomorrow. Luckily, what’s brewing is set to stay offshore, so the state’s northwest will likely only receive some rain and possibly strong winds later today. But the Fujiwhara effect makes tracking the cyclones’ movements more tricky, so authorities warn residents in the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions should be prepared. As if the weather this year hasn’t been tricky enough…

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