Cyclones

tropical cyclone mekunu floods oman may 2018

Tropical Cyclone "Mekunu" slams into Oman as strongest in recorded history, dumps nearly 3 years' worth of rain in one day

Tropical Cyclone "Mekunu" slammed into Oman around 20:00 UTC on Friday, May 25, 2018 as the first Category 3 hurricane equivalent to hit the region in recorded history. The storm dumped nearly three years' worth of rain in landfall area and left at...

May 26, 2018

subtropical cyclone south pacific may 9 2018 goes16

Exceptionally rare subtropical cyclone forms off the coast of Chile

An extremely rare an unique subtropical cyclone formed off the coast of central Chile on May 7 and 8, 2018. The system transitioned from a typical cold core baroclinic mid-latitude cyclone to a shallow warm core cyclone with some deep convection around the center of...

May 10, 2018

reunion mudlisde caused by tc fakir april 24 2018

Fakir kills 2 in Reunion, hits the island as latest cyclone in the season on record

Late-season Tropical Cyclone "Fakir" hit Réunion Island, a French department in the Indian Ocean, early Tuesday, April 24, 2018 as the latest storm in the season on record. Fakir formed at 12:00 UTC on April 23, 2018 as the 7th named storm of the...

April 25, 2018

tc fakir 09z april 24 2018

Tropical Cyclone "Fakir" forms near Madagascar, moves between Reunion and Mauritius

Tropical Cyclone "Fakir" formed near northeastern Madagascar on April 23, 2018 as the 7th named storm of the 2017/18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season. Its center has since passed just north of Reunion as a Severe Tropical Storm, dropping heavy rain....

April 24, 2018

tropical cyclone keni 03 40z himawari8 f

Tropical Cyclone "Keni" heading toward Fiji, warnings issued

Tropical Cyclone "Keni" formed April 8, 2018 near Vanuatu as the 8th named cyclone of the 2017/18 South Pacific tropical cyclone season. Keni is strengthening on its way toward Fiji where officials issued tropical cyclone warning. At 06:00 UTC (18:00 FST)...

April 09, 2018

i91p april 6 2018 himawari 8

Tropical low between Vanuatu and Fiji dropping heavy rain

A new tropical cyclone, currently designated Invest Area 91P, is brewing between Vanuatu and Fiji while dropping heavy rain over parts of Vanuatu. The system is currently almost stationary NE of Vanuatu and expected to start moving toward Fiji. At 06:00 UTC (17:00...

April 06, 2018

tropical cyclone iris 04 30z april 3 2018

Tropical Cyclone "Iris" intensifying, dropping heavy rain on Queensland

Tropical Cyclone "Iris" re-intensified into a tropical cyclone on Sunday, April 1, 2018 while moving through the Coral Sea toward Queensland, Australia. Iris is now moving parallel to the coast of Queensland, dropping heavy rain on a region that already...

April 03, 2018

featured fiji floods march april 2018

Tropical Cyclone "Josie" claims 4 lives in Fiji

Heavy rain and strong winds brought by Tropical Cyclone "Josie," which was upgraded to a Category 1 cyclone on March 31 - April 1 as it passed south of the archipelago, had caused major flooding in parts of Fiji as of April 1. While Josie was a relatively...

April 02, 2018

cairns flood march 2018

Extremely heavy rain floods Queensland, Australia

Ex-Tropical Cyclone "Nora" dumped extremely heavy rain on parts of Queensland over the past 24 - 48 hours, causing major floods and emergency evacuations. Many locations exceeded or even doubled their March average rainfall. Exceptional rainfall totals...

March 27, 2018

tropical cyclone iris march 25 2018 himawari 8

Tropical Cyclone "Iris" passing between Australia and New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Iris" formed south of Solomon Islands on March 24, 2018 as the fourth named storm of the 2017/18 South Pacific ocean cyclone season. While this system is not expected to make landfall, orange alert for heavy rain and thunderstorms is in...

March 26, 2018

tc nora march 25 2018 suomi npp

Tropical Cyclone "Nora" hits Queensland's Cape York Peninsula

Tropical Cyclone "Nora" slammed into Queensland's Cape York Peninsula as a Severe Tropical Cyclone at 11:55 UTC (23:25 local time) on Saturday, March 24, 2018. BOM forecasters said heavy rain and possible flash flooding could continue across Cape York,...

March 25, 2018

tropical cyclone nora himawari 2018

Tropical Cyclone "Nora" forms near Northern Territory, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Nora" formed in the Arafura Sea, Australian Northern Territory, on March 22, 2018 and is expected to intensify into a severe system over the weekend. This is the 9th cyclone of the 2017/18 Australian region tropical cyclone season....

March 22, 2018

tropical cyclone eliakim madagascar march 2018 f

17 fatalities as Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" moves over Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" hit Madagascar's Mananara region on March 17 with wind speeds of 85 km/h (53 mph) and gusts to 120 km/h (75 mph). It then moved over the provinces of Analanjirofo and Antsinanana over the next 2 days, killing at least 17...

March 19, 2018

tropical cyclone marcus 17 30z march 17 2018 ir f

Tropical Cyclone "Marcus" hits Darwin as Category 2 system

Tropical Cyclone "Marcus" formed March 16, 2018 as the 8th named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region tropical cyclone season. Marcus passed over Darwin as a Category 2 system on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale with sustained winds near...

March 17, 2018

tropical low stb tc marcus march 15 2018

Tropical cyclone expected to form off Northern Territory coast, Australia

An intensifying tropical low north of the Tiwi Islands is moving southeast across the Arafura Sea and is expected to turn south towards the north coast of the Top End on Friday. This system is expected to reach Category 1 tropical cyclone intensity on March 16 and...

March 15, 2018

tc eliakim terra modis march 15 2018 f

Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" to make landfall over NE Madagascar

Tropical Storm "Eliakim" formed 02:00 UTC on March 15, 2018 east of northern Madagascar as the 6th named storm of the 2017/18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season. Eliakim's current forecast track takes it right over northeastern Madagascar on March...

March 15, 2018

tropical cyclone linda 17 30 z march 13 2018 fcst jtwc

Tropical Cyclone "Linda" forms between Australia and New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Linda" formed in the Coral Sea, east of Australia on March 13, 2018 as the 7th named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region tropical cyclone season. The cyclone is expected to stay off the coast and generate large waves and dangerous surf...

March 13, 2018