Monthly Archives: June 2012

Are the Number of Tornadoes in Australia increasing?

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I very much doubt this is this case - well there does not seem to be any evidence of a comparative increase. Take into account the number of tornadoes appearing in the media - news, Youtube, and other sources as well as images. With the massive increase in mobile phone video camera and phone technologies, the number of tornadoes has not increased anywhere near as significantly - in fact not significant at all. Barry Hanstrum makes and interest reference to this in the following article:

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/06/04/2918660.htm

"While we are getting better at recording tornado activity, there's no evidence to show an actual increase in the number of tornadoes around Australia, says Hanstrum."

Very interesting indeed!

Regards,

Jimmy Deguara

Perth Tornado

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Perth Tornado

Suburbs in Perth was devasted by a tornado on June 7th 2012 with winds in the vicinity of about 125km/h. Roofs were damaged along its path and debris hurled into the air in a spectacular fury. Tornadoes at this time of the year are of cool season variety which occur as strong cold fronts and associated vorticity with steep lapse rates provide ideal conditions for low topped storms to spawn tornadoes. Photo sources ABC

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