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Cyclone Tracy

How did Cyclone Tracy start?



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Cyclones are perfectly normal weather phenomena, common in northern parts of Australia.

Cyclone Tracy began as a depression in the Arafura Sea on 20 December 1974. It gradually moved in a southwesterly direction, whereupon it intensified. After that, it moved sharply in an east-southeasterly direction, then headed straight for Darwin.

For details on how cyclones occur, see the related links.