The tropical Storm season in the southern Indian Ocean is the complete opposit to the North Atlantic's. …
Originally posted by Wikipedia:
The 2011–12 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season was an event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. It began on November 15, 2011, and ended on April 30, 2012, with the exception for Mauritius and the Seychelles, for which it ended on May 15, 2012.
These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the region; however, Severe Tropical Storm Kuena developed in early June after the season had officially ended.
The basin is defined as the area west of 90°E and south of the Equator in the Indian Ocean, which includes the waters around Madagascar westward to the east coast of Africa. Tropical cyclones in this basin are monitored by the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre in Réunion.
Whatever the case, at the moment the Met Office North Atlantic chart shows an Anticyclone over Britain. This means increased seismic activity in Japan. So maybe some more China Seas cyclones?
There is an odd blocked Low low on the North Atlantic charts at the moment though as it is is early days yet with this new spell, that could all change. It lasts fro most of the run and is depicted as laying off Spain between two Highs. Which could mean more tornadoes or is it derechos over the USA?
This is a real negative post isn't it?
As if we haven't had enough disasters this year.
But who wants pretty pictures if there is a chance that things will go badly?
Personally I'd rather be glad I am wrong and be prepared not to be.