Australia’s 2nd tropical cyclone of the season could form this week
Thursday January 14, 2021 – 12:04 EDT
A low pressure system located over the eastern Indian Ocean could soon become the second tropical cyclone to form in Australia’s area of responsibility so far this season.
As the sun rose on Thursday morning, a tropical low was passing close to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. While the system hasn’t been strong enough to cause damaging winds on the island, a weather station at Cocos Island Airport received around 100mm of rain during the 24 hours to 9am on Thursday.
Image: Visible satellite image of a tropical low pressure system near the Cocos (Keeling) Islands on…