Saturday, 17 March 2012

Cyclone Lua hits Northern Australia


Hurricane Isabel (2003)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclone

At this moment in time Northern Australia is getting a hammering from Cyclone Lua.  Cyclone Lua was predicted to make landfall today 1200 local time, North of Port Hedland.  Check out images from NASA's Aqua Satellite of Cyclone Lua as she approaches the Australian Coast.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2012/h2012_Lua.html

According to <news.com.au> the Cyclone Lua has been up-graded to a category 4.  With wind gusts expected up to 230km/h.  The Australia Cyclone Severity Scale is from 1 -5, 5 is >280 km/h extreme destruction.
http://www.news.com.au/national/cyclone-lua-upgraded-to-category-four/story-e6frfkvr-1226302410817

Here is the Australian Cyclone Severity Scale
http://www.riskfrontiers.com/scales/scalespage8.htm

Keep up with the latest storm images and data from Nasa.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/news/index.html

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