Cyclones

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Luban makes landfall in Yemen, dropping heavy rain

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Luban" weakened into a tropical depression just before it made landfall in southeastern Yemen, between Mukalla and Al Ghaidahnear, near the border with Oman on October 14, 2018. This is the 5th named storm of the 2018 North...

October 15, 2018

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Cyclone "Titli" aftermath: trail of destruction, dozens dead and missing, farming sector worst affected

Severe Cyclonic Storm "Titli" slammed into the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and moved into Odisha late October 10 into October 11, 2018. The storm brought winds of 150 km/h (90 mph) and flooding rainfall, wreaking havoc across Andra Pradesh, Odisha and...

October 14, 2018

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Medicane "Cindy" (Zorbas) hits Greece and Turkey, leaving at least 3 people missing

Medicane "Cindy," also known as Zorbas, as named by Freie Universität Berlin, developed in the Mediterranean Sea on September 27, 2018, and moved past the southwestern tip of Peloponnese, Greece on September 29 with winds of 90 km/h (55 mph) and gusts...

October 01, 2018

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Fully developed medicane in Mediterranean heading toward Greece

A very dangerous and life-threatening storm dubbed Medicane "Cindy" by the EMWMC and also known as Zorbas and Zorba is now fully developed and expected to hit and move over southern Greece on September 29. The storm is bringing severe to extremely severe...

September 28, 2018

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Rapid cyclogenesis in Mediterranean Sea: Medicane "Zorbas" is forming, threatening Greece and Turkey

Medicane "Zorbas" is forming in the southern Mediterranean Sea. Zorbas may hit Crete, Greece late Saturday, September 29 and WSW Turkey on September 30, with hurricane-force winds and locally very heavy rain. Wind damage and life-threatening flash floods...

September 27, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Kirk" nearing Lesser Antilles, center may pass south or over Martinique

Tropical Storm "Kirk" continues moving west over the Atlantic toward the Lesser Antilles. Its center may pass over or south of Martinique by the end of the UTC day. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and...

September 27, 2018

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'Exceptionally rare' - first September tropical cyclone since 1950 forms in SW Pacific, TC Liua

Tropical Cyclone "Liua" formed in the Southwest Pacific Ocean on September 26, 2018, as the first named storm of the 2018/19 South Pacific tropical cyclone season. This is the first tropical cyclone to form in the SW Pacific during the month of September...

September 27, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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