WeatherWatch.co.nz has taken this image to show just how wide Severe Cyclone Yasi is.
We created a screen shot that captured a 1500km length of Queensland’s coastline – this is the same length as New Zealand is from Cape Reinga to Bluff.
The image shows Cairns (far left) and Brisbane (far right).
The cyclone is expected to make landfall just south of Cairns (far left).
Image / Google Earth, WeatherWatch.co.nz
Brisbane Times / MTSAT
on 18/02/2011 12:00am
what is the name od the cyclone
on 1/02/2011 7:07pm
What is the difference between a cyclone and a hurricane?
on 1/02/2011 8:12pm
Hurricanes form around America in the northern hemisphere – in the Pacific Ocean east of the International Date Line and in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricanes often grow bigger than our cyclones but they are exactly the same, they just spin in a different direction as they are in the northern hemisphere.
on 1/02/2011 12:21pm
Hi, I was just wondering if this cyclone could possibly effect Melbourne? And if so, how badly? My sister has just moved there from New Zealand. Thank you
on 1/02/2011 5:55pm
Hi there – no Yasi isn’t likely to bring any severe weather to Melbourne – it will be about 2000kms north of Melbourne when it makes landfall.