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 Cyclone Hubert over northwest Australia
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Cyclone Hubert over northwest Australia

November 26, 2007
Tropical Cyclone Hubert was a Category 2 storm when this image was acquired on April 6, 2006. It began as a tropical low, moving erratically in the Indian Ocean before strengthening into a Category 1 storm on April 5. The cyclone also began moving in a southwesterly direction, towards the coast of Australia, at about 13 kilometers per hour (8 miles per hour). It was projected to make landfall on or about April 7. The northwestern portion of Australia is still recovering from the effects of Cyclones Glenda and Emma, which struck the region in late March and late February, respectively. Tropical cyclone season in this area begins on July 1, 2005 and ends on June 30, 2006, peaking at mid-February to early March. A tropical cyclone is a large, rotating region of wind, clouds, and thunderstorms that has formed over warm, tropical oceans. The impacts of cyclones (called hurricanes in the Caribbean) include storm surges, or water pushed ashore by wind, heavy rainfall, and tornadoes. While often destructive in terms of human lives and property, cyclones are an important component of the biosphere, transferring heat energy from the tropics to the rest of the world. towards the coast of Australia, at about 13 kilometers per hour (8 miles per hour). It was projected to make landfall on or about April 7. The northwestern portion of Australia is still recovering from the effects of Cyclones Glenda and Emma, which struck the region in late March and late February, respectively. Tropical cyclone season in this area begins on July 1, 2005 and ends on June 30, 2006, peaking at mid-February to early March. A tropical cyclone is a large, rotating region of wind, clouds, and thunderstorms that has formed over warm, tropical oceans. The impacts of cyclones (called hurricanes in the Caribbean) include storm surges, or water pushed ashore by wind, heavy rainfall, and tornadoes. While often destructive in terms of human lives and property, cyclones are an important component of the biosphere, transferring heat energy from the tropics to the rest of the world.


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