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.
The archipelago lies in the track of the fierce hurricanes which occur usually in this period.
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.
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