Uwe: yes we do call them cyclones - there seems to be some conjecture by Mr Google as to the meaning of the 2 x words (the other being "hurricane" - and the third being "typhoon"). Some say the terms are synonymous, some say that the latitude of the event is the distinguishing variable - there is even the suggestion that a threshold wind speed of 74 mph is the deliminator (what in God's name is "mph' anyway?). All semantics I guess for anyone experiencing any form of this weather phenomenon.Well, it's not like Australia doesn't get them. I think you guys just call them "cyclones".
Of course I do see that none of them come down to where you are in Melbourne.
As far as will that work? That place looks like it would fall down if someone's car back-fired in its general direction, so I guess every little bit helps?
PS: Have a look here.
Don't get over-confident. The force-field in Halifax, Nova Scotia seems to have failed.And yes, the South East region of Australia is where Melbourne's unique Cyclone-force-field has been operating for some time. It's very effective as the BOM (not to be confused with "bomb")map shows. It's our little secret - don't tell anyone, or everyone will want one of these!!!