The one on the right’s the one we’re interested in.
It’ll be a few days before we find out whether that little beauty out in the Coral Sea will make landfall or fizzle out like a damp squib. If it does come in, we could be in the zone. So I’ll be keeping the BoM website up for regular checks of its track. The forecast suggests that as of Wednesday it will start to move in a southwesterly direction. Towards us, then…
So far, it’s just a Tropical Low, with only moderate likelihood of developing into a cyclone, but even a Tropical Low brings with it strong winds and lashing rain. I’ll be moving the potted trees back into the lee of the house to protect them from being knocked over, and generally moving loose things under cover. The other preparations are still in place, our kit is ready from last year.
The other one is already engaged with the Top End, and because it’s already a Category 1, has been named: Tropical Cyclone Lam. The Gulf of Carpentaria is seeing some dirty weather right around now, and as it has the potential to go up to a Category 4, they’re battening down the hatches up there.
It’s late in the season, but not unheard of for cyclones to make landfall at this time of year. I’ll keep you posted, but I’m forecasting ≈ /// ≈ (That’s wind, rain and more wind…)