Cyclones

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TC 23S - Tropical Cyclone "Wallace" developing north of Western Australia

A tropical low continues to strengthen over the Timor Sea, north of Western Australia today and is expected to become Tropical Cyclone "Wallace" Friday night or early Saturday, April 6, 2019 (AWST). Outer bands will bring rain and gusty winds to the...

April 05, 2019

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Rodrigues Island without power, roads impassable as Tropical Cyclone "Joaninha" moves over

The center of Tropical Cyclone "Joaninha" passed very close to Rodrigues Island, Southwest Indian Ocean on March 26 and 27, 2019, producing strong southerly winds, heavy rain and large swells. This is the 13th named storm and 9th intense tropical cyclone...

March 27, 2019

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Veronica dumps more than a year's worth of rain in less than 12 hours, Western Australia

While the eye of Tropical Cyclone "Veronica" didn't cross the coast, very heavy rainfall and strong winds hit the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. The wind and very heavy rainfall have now eased, however, road conditions may remain hazardous today...

March 26, 2019

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Dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Joaninha" expected to pass close to Rodrigues Island

Tropical Cyclone "Joaninha" formed March 22, 2019 as the 13th named storm of the record-breaking 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season. Tropical Depression 13 formed March 18 east of Madagascar and after a few days of meandering to the...

March 25, 2019

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Slow-moving TC "Veronica" nears the Pilbara coast, extended period of destructive winds expected, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Veronica," now a Category 3 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale, is slowly moving toward the Pilbara coast on March 23, 2019. A severe coastal impact is expected on Sunday, March 24. Veronica may be traveling slower...

March 23, 2019

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Major infrastructure damage expected as Severe Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" makes landfall, Australia

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" was upgraded to Category 3 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Trevor is expected to continue intensifying before it makes landfall somewhere between Port MacArthur and the Northern...

March 22, 2019

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Very dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Veronica" forms near Western Australia, prepare now

Tropical Cyclone "Veronica" formed north of Kimberly, Western Australia on March 19, 2019. The low rapidly intensified yesterday and BOM expects it to continue intensifying to a severe category with a severe tropical cyclone and coastal crossing possible...

March 20, 2019

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Severe Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" hits Queensland, 300 mm (11.8 in) of rain and 200 km/h (124 mph) gusts reported, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" made landfall near the Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia at 06:55 UTC (16:55 local time) on March 19, 2019, as Category 3 tropical cyclone on Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Trevor will exit into the Gulf of...

March 19, 2019

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Death toll in Mozambique could surpass 1 000, massive destruction reported

The President of Mozambique said Monday, March 18, 2019, that the number of people killed by Tropical Cyclone "Idai" could exceed 1 000. Idai made landfall at 23:30 UTC on March 14 close to the city of Beira (population 534 000) with wind speeds up to 170...

March 18, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" to make landfall over Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" formed March 18, 2019, in the Coral Sea and is now a Category 1 system on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Forecast models take Trevor over Queensland as Category 3 system on March 19 and 20. At the same time,...

March 18, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Idai" makes landfall near Beira, widespread damage, power and communication loss, Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone "Idai" made landfall at 23:30 UTC on March 14, 2019, close to the city of Beira (population 534 000), Mozambique as Intense Tropical Cyclone with wind speeds up to 170 km/h (104 mph) and central pressure of 960 hPa. The cyclone dropped...

March 15, 2019

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TC Idai death toll rises to 63, severe flash floods hit KwaZulu-Natal

The death toll from the floods produced by extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Idai" rose to 63 and the number of affected people to nearly 1 million on March 13, 2019. Heavy rain has also affected South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal, claiming lives of at...

March 13, 2019

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Red alert as extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Idai" closes in on Mozambique

Mozambique is on high alert as extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Idai" closes in on the country. Landfall is expected between Chinde and Chiloane Thursday night local time or early Friday morning, March 15, 2019. The storm has already affected more...

March 12, 2019

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Pre-monsoon cyclone season in North Indian Ocean, tropical cyclone watch begins

The probability of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea increases this month with approaching official start of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season in April. While the season has no official bounds, tropical cyclones in North Indian...

March 07, 2019

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Record Southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season

Tropical Cyclone "Haleh" became the sixth Intense Tropical Cyclone of the 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season at 12:00 UTC on March 4, tying for the most ever in a single season. The last season that had as much intense tropical cyclones...

March 06, 2019

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Category 4 Major Typhoon "Wutip" threatens Guam with heavy rain and strong winds

Category 4 Major Typhoon Typhoon "Wutip" is passing south of Guam on February 23, 2019, threatening the island with heavy rain, strong winds and rough surf. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Guam and Rota in the southern Mariana Islands. A...

February 23, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Oma" affecting Queensland, warnings in place, Australia

Category 2 Tropical Cyclone "Oma" is forecast to approach the coast of southern Queensland, Australia this weekend. The cyclone is already affecting the state and warnings are in place for higher than normal tides and dangerous surf. Forecast track issued...

February 21, 2019