THE Bureau of Meteorology has released its outlook for this cyclone season, which this year should be an average season with four cyclones expected to form in the Coral Sea.
Only one or two of the predicted cyclones could potentially make landfall but bureau meteorologist Alicia Tuppack said it will be entirely dependent on the weather conditions when the cyclones form.
“No year is ever the same, we are going for average but it all depends on when the cyclone forms, what environment it’s in, if it’s favourable to form from a low to a tropical cyclone and what winds it has behind it,” she said.
“Last year was relatively quiet, there were quite a few lows out in the Coral Sea but nothing really developed and the year previously was another kettle of fish but both were La Nina years and both were very different and this year it will remain neutral.”
With one or two cyclones to possibly make landfall this cyclone season, emergency services still urge everyone to be cyclone ready this season, by preparing an emergency plan and emergency kit.