Feb. 12, 2011-Cyclone Season
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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