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2014–15 Australian region cyclone season
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“The outlook called for a near average number of tropical cyclones for the 2014–15 season, with eight to twelve named tropical cyclones, to occur between 135°E and 120°W compared to an average of 10. At least four of the tropical cyclones were expected to become category 3 severe tropical cyclones, while three could become category 4 severe tropical cyclones, they also noted that a Category 5 severe tropical cyclone was unlikely to occur”
“Bureau of Meteorology
Since the start of the 2008–09, there has only been one list that the Bureau of Meteorology have assigned names to tropical cyclones from. However the Bureau of Meteorology still operates the various TCWCs in Perth, Darwin & Brisbane. They monitor all tropical cyclones that form within the Australian region, issuing special advisories when a cyclone forms in either TCWC Jakarta’s or Port Moresby’s area of responsibility.
The next name to be used within the basin is Kate.
NEXT CYCLONE NAMES
Kate (unused) Lam (unused) Marcia (unused) Nathan (unused) Olwyn (unused) Quang (unused) Raquel (unused)
Stan (unused) Tatjana (unused) Uriah (unused) Yvette (unused) Alfred (unused) Blanche (unused) Caleb (unused)