Matt Wise captured the awesome fury that Mother Nature can produce during Thursday afternoon's thunderstorm. Photo: Contributed
Matt Wise captured the awesome fury that Mother Nature can produce during Thursday afternoon's thunderstorm. Photo: Contributed

Weather events need an accurate explanation

A FEW days ago a super cell thunderstorm moved through the Moreton Bay area causing stacked shipping containers in the Port of Brisbane to topple like cards.

Shade sails shredded, roofs blown off, trees downed all caused by the wind, but the media continually used the non-factual descriptions like "a mini-cyclone”.

The Gap, a Brisbane suburb, endured a similar event a few years and again a mini-cyclone was according to the media the weather event, but surely there is no such thing as a mini-cyclone, it was a micro-burst associated with a super cell thunderstorm.

Weather reports presented on TV are nothing but primary school lecture, not explanations to how or why certain weather events, like a micro-burst, are not explained when they occur, or in the print media with diagrams.

I question BOM, the weather bureau on its responsibility to ensuring honesty and integrity in the reporting of its finding, and the duty of qualified meteorologists in the media to use the correct terminology. Why not say the damaged from the super cells that produce micro-bursts that have winds of cyclonic forces?

ROBERT S BUICK

Mountain Creek


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