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Friday, February 11, 2011

Feb. 12, 2011-Cyclone Season

The talk around the marina is about cyclone Bingiza, a few hundred miles to the north of us.

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Cyclone Bingiza, projected to turn west

We check the satellite photos, the weather bureaus, and the GRIB files twice a day.

I talk to Patrick, who owns Haere Maru, the boat behind us, on the phone frequently. We discuss the situation.

Jean-Mee sends me grib files.

Right now Bingiza is heading toward us but it is supposed to turn to the west.

We stay close to the boat, in case we need to move; if Bingiza doesn't swerve away we’ll have to go to the nearby cyclone shelter.

We already did that once this year, in late January, when the last system, just a low, not a cyclone, pushed big waves into the marina.

Bingiza is already bringing rain and wind; we guess it will last a week or more. The air is humid. We're a little worried.

When you live in an area subject to cyclones, hurricanes, or typhoons, you watch the weather closely.

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Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Mauritius

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Anonymous RichC said...

Thinking about your weather. Hopefully the projections for Bingiza are correct ... be safe.

14 February, 2011 13:49  
Blogger jan roswold brown said...

Seems to me the weather is like a big bad bully; you can't control it, it can get you even if you run away, and you never know just when or where it will be waiting for you. Hm... bugger. Glad to hear you have a place to go if need be, please don't wait too long. We'll keep you in our prayers.

14 February, 2011 19:23  

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