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As with last year's thread the aim is to keep a record of tropical systems that don't garner the public attention as much as hurricanes in the Western Atlantic get. If (and probably when) such systems do develop later on in the year they will deserve their own threads.

The most notable system at the moment is Tropical Cyclone 09P (Gita) which scored a pretty heavy hit on Tonga, destroying it's parliament building in the process.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43039931

http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/nmfc-ph/RSS/jtwc/warnings/sh0918.gif

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Gita still a pretty well organised system with 1 minute winds of around 120 mph. Due to steadily weaken in the next few days though. May affect NZ towards the end of its run. Will be TS strength by then.

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