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Tropical Cyclone "Yvette" forms near Australia

Two tropical systems are currently eyeing Australia, one of which has developed into the Tropical Cyclone "Yvette", and the other is a tropical low. Yvette won't affect Western Australia over the next two days, although landfall is possible after that....

December 21, 2016

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Widespread damage after record-breaking Vardah hits India

Tropical Cyclone "Vardah" that hit Chennai, India, on December 12, 2016, is one of the strongest storms reported in the state over the last few decades. At least 10 people died and widespread damage, traffic disruptions, and power outages were reported....

December 14, 2016

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Vardah hits Chennai with unexpected force, 10 people dead

Severe Cyclonic Storm "Vardah" slammed into India on December 12, 2016. The significant weakening, expected prior to landfall, didn't happen, and the system hit Chennai as a Category 1 hurricane, with winds reaching 140 km/h (87 mph) and intense...

December 12, 2016

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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Vardah" about to make landfall

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Vardah" is moving toward Tamil Nadu and adjoining southern coast of Andhra Pradesh. The system will make landfall over the next 24 hours. Although it will weaken down somewhat prior to landfall, local flooding, damage to crops,...

December 11, 2016

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Tropical Cylone "Vardah" eyeing north-central India

Tropical Cyclone "Vardah" formed on December 7, 2016, in the southeastern Bay of Bengal. The, currently, slow-moving storm is eyeing the south-central India and is expected to make landfall on December 12. Heavy rainfalls, strong winds, and rough seas are...

December 08, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Nada" approaching India, landfall expected

Nada developed into a tropical cyclone on November 30, 2016, from a tropical depression over the southeastern Bay of Bengal. The cyclone is approaching India and will make landfall in the eastern part of the country over the next 36 hours. Heavy local rainfall and...

November 30, 2016

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Rare tropical storm forms in the Mediterranean Sea

A rare tropical storm - medicane - named Invest 90M, formed in the Mediterranean Sea on October 31, 2016. The phenomenon started as a low pressure system located east of Malta on October 29 and strengthened afterward. In a meteorological setting, a low-pressure...

November 01, 2016

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Officials say ‘fragile’ dams caused deaths after Roanu hit Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone "Roanu" made landfall over the southern Bangladesh at 06:00 UTC on May 21, 2016. The storm brought very heavy rains and 88 km/h (54 mph) winds that caused widespread devastation. At least 24 people have lost lives, most of them washed away...

May 23, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Roanu" to hit Bangladesh, heavy rainfall and strong winds affecting India

Tropical Cyclone "Roanu," formerly known as "01B," is intensifying as it prepares to make landfall over Bangladesh on May 21, 2016. The system which developed from an intense low-pressure storm that already wreaked havoc across parts of India and...

May 20, 2016

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Deadly storm intensifies into a tropical cyclone, Bay of Bengal, India

The deadly storm that formed late last week and dropped large amounts of rain on Sri Lanka and neighboring India has transitioned from the monsoonal type pattern to a more characteristic tropical structure on May 18, 2016. This storm is responsible for...

May 18, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Amos" expected to make landfall over Tutuila, American Samoa

JTWC's forecast track for Tropical Cyclone "Amos" released 09:00 UTC on April 23 takes Amos just north of Upolu Island, Samoa early April 24 (UTC) and directly over Tutuila, American Samoa before 06:00 UTC on April 24. Potential impacts include river...

April 23, 2016

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Fantala devastated Farquhar Atoll, triggered severe flooding in drought-stricken Kenya

Tropical Cyclone "Fantala," one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record for the Indian Ocean, passed two times over Farquhar Group of islands, Seychelles, causing significant damage to infrastructure and environment. In drought-stricken Kenya, more...

April 21, 2016

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Newly formed Tropical Cyclone "Amos" to remain nearly stationary over the Samoan Islands

Tropical Cyclone "Amos" (20P/JTWC) formed on April 20, 2016, north of Fiji, southern Pacific Ocean. The system is moving toward the Samoan Islands and is expected to remain nearly stationary over them through the week, increasing the potential for flash...

April 20, 2016

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Super Cyclone "Fantala" starts a weakening trend, to turn toward Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Fantala" strengthened to a Category 5 equivalent hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. At 18:42 UTC on April 17, its maximum sustained winds reached 277.8 km/h (172.6 mph / 150 knots; JTWC) and made Fantala one of the...

April 19, 2016

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Powerful Tropical Cyclone "Fantala" to make a U-turn just north of Madagascar

Powerful Tropical Cyclone "Fantala" strengthened to 240 km/h (149.6 mph) on April 17, greater than what was previously forecast. The storm is about to make a U-turn toward the southeast and slowly weaken. Strong wind warnings are in effect for Rodrigues,...

April 17, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Fantala" now a major hurricane, threatening Mauritius

Tropical Cyclone "Fantala" developed into a major hurricane and is threatening portions of the Republic of Mauritius, as of April 15, 2016. The system will continue to intensify over the next two days, and strong wind warnings are in place for several...

April 15, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Fantala" intensifying in the southern Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone "Fantala" formed at 18:00 UTC on April 11, 2016, about 655 km (407 miles) southeast of Diego Garcia atoll in the southern Indian Ocean. The system is intensifying rapidly as it moves west toward Madagascar. Fantala is expected to peak at...

April 12, 2016