Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tornadoes Cause Major Damage in Australia; Deaths in Bangladesh

Multiple tornadoes struck Australia yesterday. As you watch the video note the debris on the leading edge is moving from right to left. This is clockwise which is opposite of most tornadoes in the United States.

Note: See correction in comments
Radar from Perth shows the hook echo associated with one of the tornadoes. Again, backward from the U.S., just as you would expect in the southern hemisphere.

In Bangladesh, the news is tragic.

(Reuters) - A tornado swept through nearly two dozen villages southeast of the Bangladeshi capital, killing at least 20 people, tearing roofs off houses and uprooting trees and power pylons, officials said.


  1. Mike,
    The tornadoes in Australia were in the states of New South Wales and Victoria, so the radar image you posted is actually from northeast Victoria, not Perth (Western Australia).


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.