What category is cyclone Yasi?
Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone (BOM)
Category 4 Hurricane (SSHWS)
What were the social impacts of Cyclone Yasi?
Cyclone Yasi destroyed electricity poles which made it unavailable for electricity to be supplied to homes, therefore phones and other devices were unable to be charged so people couldn’t contact their relatives or friends. It destroyed almost 150 homes and left 650 uninhabitable when it crossed north Queensland coast.
What caused Cyclone Yasi 2011?
Cyclone Yasi occured simply because all the weather factors to make a cyclone were right; warm, tropical seas and cumulonimbus clouds. Cyclone Yasi’s system was so big because of its prolonged journey across tropical seas.
Has Perth ever had a cyclone?
Ned is the most southerly landfalling tropical cyclone recorded in Australia and the only storm ever to directly affect Perth city at cyclone strength….Australian tropical cyclone. intensity scale.
|Two||48–63 kt 89–117 km/h||68–89 kt 126–166 km/h|
|One||34–47 kt 63–88 km/h||49–67 kt 91–125 km/h|
How do you name a cyclone in Australia?
These days the Bureau is responsible for naming tropical cyclones in the Australian region, with the names coming from an alphabetical list suggested by the Australian public. These names alternate between male and female.
How long did Cyclone Yasi last?
The system lasted another four days and caused an estimated $3.5 billion in damages as it moved west, eventually petering out near Mount Isa. A satellite image shows Cyclone Yasi crossing the Queensland coast.
What is the lowest atmospheric pressure recorded during Cyclone Yasi?
Timeseries of atmospheric pressure recorded from the Bureau of Meteorology’s tsunami DART buoy as Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi passed over it. The lowest pressure reading is 941hPa.
What happened to Yasi?
Being such a strong and large system, Yasi maintained a strong core with damaging winds and heavy rain, tracking westwards across northern Queensland and finally weakened to a tropical low near Mount Isa around 10pm on 3rd February.