Though climate sceptic and legendary
weatherman Piers Corbyn of Weather Action got the Queensland floods right, he
was mocked by global warmists for his prediction of a tropical cyclone.
No more. It is Corbyn that’s now having the last laugh.
Category 5, Cyclone, Yasi is all set to ram into Queensland. Yasi is the
strongest and biggest cyclone experienced in Australia since 1918, and its
accompanying storm surges of up to 7m above high tide anticipated at Cardwell
have forced the evacuation of 35,000 people from Townsville to Cairns.Cyclone
Yasi will strike Australia’s Queensland state, recovering from destructive
floods last month, later today and will be “life-threatening,” according to the
state’s Premier Anna Bligh, bringing wind gusts of up to 290 kilometers (180
miles) an hour. Rio Tinto Group and Xstrata Plc shut coal mines and the storm
is expected to damage sugarcane and banana crops.
So strong its impact, Professor Peter Skinner, Queensland president of the
Australian Institute of Architects, said house roofs would be wrenched off by
uplift forces similar to the wind that runs over the wing of an aircraft.Coal
and zinc mines are shut and at least 32 coal ships are steaming out to sea, as
sugarcane and banana farmers in northeastern Australia brace for the forecast
landfall later today of Tropical Cyclone Yasi. Premier Anna Bligh has warned
north Queensland residents that it is too late to evacuate ahead of "catastrophic"
Cyclone Yasi. Wind gusts of up to 125 kilometres per hour have already begun
buffeting Cairns and Townsville as Yasi closes in on the coast.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Australia, Cyclone Yasi, forecast
to be one of the strongest ever to hit Australia, will likely be followed by
more cyclones as La Nina boosts the number of tropical storms. “We are still a
couple of weeks off what is historically the peak of the tropical cyclone
season, so we would expect more cyclones to occur between now and winter,”
David Jones, head of climate monitoring and prediction at the bureau, said from
Melbourne. Eight cyclones have occurred in the Australian region so far,
compared with 12 on average for a season, he said. La Nina events historically
bring floods and an increase in cyclones during the Australian storm season
from November to April.
As usual, you probably find science and physics illiterates in Greenpeace, WWF,
Oxfam, Christian Aid etc raising the spectre of global warming. For these
kinds, Simon at Australian Climate Madness reminds that:
“Tropical cyclone Mahina hit on 4 March 1899. It was a Category 5
cyclone, the most powerful of the tropical cyclone severity categories. In
addition, Mahina was perhaps one of the most intense cyclones ever observed in
the Southern Hemisphere and almost certainly the most intense cyclone ever
observed off the East Coast of Australia in living memory. Mahina was named by
Government Meteorologist for Queensland Clement Wragge, a pioneer of naming
"Piers Corbyn of Weather Action got the Queensland floods right". Actually his prediction was this - "For South/East Queensland eg Brisbane region of Australia 25-31 Dec we prediced (11-12-10) HEATWAVE maybe peaking at 36C to 38C around 28th but date unclear." (http://www.weatheraction.com/displayarticle.asp?a=286&c=5). He also predicted an exceptionally cold and snowy January for the UK, but he got that wrong too.ReplyDelete