Cyclones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tropical Cyclone "Zena" moves away from Fiji, to pass over Tonga

Fiji was placed under nation-wide curfew as Tropical Cyclone "Zena" moved over Vanuatu and started approaching the island on April 5. Zena passed just south of the main Fiji island of Viti Levu around 11:00 UTC on April 6 and warnings have been mostly...

April 06, 2016

Late-season Tropical Cyclone "Zena" forms west of Vanuatu, moving toward Fiji

Late-season Tropical Cyclone "Zena" has formed just west of Vanuatu in the south-west Pacific on April 5, 2016. Zena is moving toward the island nation of Fiji where slow-moving area of active thunderstorms brought 208 mm (8.2 inches) of rain on Monday,...

April 05, 2016

Tropical Cyclone "Emeraude" forms in the Southern Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone "Emeraude" formed in the Southern Indian Ocean late March 15, 2016, and ended a 17-day global tropical cyclones drought. The system will rapidly intensify over the next 24 to 36 hours. According to JTWC's Tropical Cyclone Warning...

March 16, 2016

Slow moving tropical low makes landfall in Queensland, Australia

A tropical low that formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria late March 15 (TC 16P/JTWC) has moved rapidly eastward and made landfall on the western coast of Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia around 06:00 UTC on March 16. The main impact of this system is...

March 16, 2016

Tropical Cyclone "Yalo" lashes French Polynesia and Austral Islands with strong rainstorms

The fourteenth tropical cyclone is active in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Tropical Cyclone "Yalo" formed on February 25, 2016, at 03:00 UTC, about 600 km (373 miles) west-southwest of Papeete, Tahiti. The system brought heavy rainfall and strong winds to...

February 26, 2016