Up to four cyclones could hit the Coral Sea

WE could expect up to four cyclones in the coming season, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Adam Blazak forecaster said the official cyclone outlook comes out in October.

"Looking at sea surface temperature... it'll be an average to slightly above average cyclone season for the Coral Sea," he said.

"Looking at early stages there will be neutral La Nina conditions for this coming cyclone season."

Mr Blazak said last year was an "extremely quiet" one in terms of cyclones.

"From in our region of the coral sea there were no land crosses," he said.

"One (cyclone) in the Gulf weakened before it made landfall.

"Fiji and Vanuatu they copped a few out there."


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Cyclones categories (Bureau of Meteorology)

1 Tropical Cyclone: Less than 125 km/h gales, minimal house damage. Damage to some crops, trees and caravans.B oats may drag moorings.

2 Tropical Cyclone: 125 - 164 km/h destructive winds, minor house damage. Significant damage to signs, trees and caravans. Heavy damage to some crops. Risk of power failure. Small boats may break moorings.

3 Severe Tropical Cyclone 165 - 224 km/h very destructive winds, some roof and structural damage. Some caravans destroyed. Power failure likely.

4 Severe Tropical Cyclone: 225 - 279 km/h very destructive winds Significant roofing and structural damage. Many caravans destroyed and blown away. Dangerous airborne debris. Widespread power failures.

5 Severe Tropical Cyclone: More than 280 km/h extremely destructive winds, extremely dangerous with widespread destruction.