During the wet season frequent and heavy Australia rains fall, and thunderstorms, with sharp showers, occur in the summer, especially on the north-west coast, which is sometimes visited by hurricanes of great violence.
Hurricanes accompanied with snow (burans, myatels), and lasting from two to three days, or N.
A cyclone which devastated Vavau in April 1900 was the most destructive ever recorded in the group, but hurricanes are rare.
Bellary is subject to disastrous storms and hurricanes, and to famines arising from a series of bad seasons.
Here a remnant of the Borinquenos, assisted by the Caribs, maintained a severe struggle with the conquerors, but in the end their Indian allies were subdued by English and French corsairs, and the unfortunate natives of Porto Rico were left alone to experience the full effect of forced labour, disastrous hurricanes, natural plagues and new diseases introduced by the conquerors.
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