The 2007–08 Australian region cyclone season
got off to an early start with the formation on 27 July of the first Tropical Cyclone which was not upgraded operationally to a cyclone but was later upgraded to a Cyclone during post storm analysis. This was the second time that a tropical Cyclone had formed during the month of July. The other one was Cyclone Lindsay in the 1996–1997 season. The next cyclone that formed was Cyclone Guba
which formed on 13 November with TCWC Port Moresby
assigning the name Guba on 14 November which was the first named storm within TCWC Port Moresby
's area of responsibility since Cyclone Epi
in June 2003. Guba was also the first cyclone to occur in the Queensland region in the month of November since 1977.
Tropical Cyclone Lee also formed on 13 November and was named by TCWC Perth
on 14 November with it moving into RSMC Réunion
's area of responsibility and being renamed Ariel. The next Cyclone to form within the Australian region was Melanie which formed on 27 December and was named on the 28th by TCWC Perth
. Melanie was the first storm of the season which required Cyclone watches and warnings were issued for the Pilbara
coast however it had weakened into a low pressure area before it made landfall.
Tropical Cyclone Helen was the first Tropical Cyclone to form in 2008 in the Southern Hemisphere which formed in TCWC Darwin
's area of responsibility and was the first time that Darwin had experienced a tropical cyclone since Tropical Cyclone Gretel
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