don't worry. in the southern hemisphere, rain falls up, not down
I've experienced exactly one severe hurricane in my life and I wouldn't repeat it for money.
Quote from: borealis on Yesterday at 07:05:39 PMI've experienced exactly one severe hurricane in my life and I wouldn't repeat it for money.My parents had to evacuate 4 times one year. They're like a mile from the ocean, so they take it seriously.
Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category one system after crossing the north Queensland coast.
Though the wave action from Tropical Cyclone Debbie likely caused some destruction of fragile corals along portions of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, that wondrous natural site is likely to experience a net benefit from the passage of Debbie. The cooling effect of the storm on near record-warm summer waters that were besieging the reef will help reduce coral mortality from the reef's ongoing coral bleaching event. By raising global temperatures overall, human-produced climate change has led to especially sharp oceanic warming during El Niño events. The result has been three global coral bleaching events: the first in 1998, the second in 2010, and the third beginning in 2015. That event is still under way-- the longest, most widespread, and most damaging on record, according to NOAA.Preliminary satellite data (Figure 5) showed that Debbie's passage had already cooled waters near the coast of Australia by up to 2°C on Monday, and additional cooling has occurred since that time. This amount of cooling may be enough to stop widespread coral bleaching and die-off along central portions of the Great Barrier Reef.