Cyclones

tropical storm merbok suomi npp june 11 2017

Tropical Storm "Merbok" forms, heading toward Hong Kong, SE China

Tropical Storm "Merbok" (04W) has officially formed at 06:00 UTC on June 11, 2017, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the authority for this part of the world. Merbok is heading toward southeast China and Hong Kong. Landfall is expected in...

June 11, 2017

cyclone mora slams into bangladesh

Cyclone "Mora" slams into Bangladesh: at least 6 killed, 20 000 homes damaged

Cyclone "Mora" has made landfall at 00:00 UTC (06:00 local time) on May 30, 2017, between the fishing port of Cox's Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to 117 km/h (73 mph). Authorities raised the highest number 10 weather danger alert...

May 30, 2017

tropical cyclone mora may 28 2017

Tropical Cyclone "Mora" about to slam into Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone "Mora" (02B) formed in the Bay of Bengal on May 28, 2017, and is now intensifying on its way toward Bangladesh. The cyclone is expected to make landfall near Chittagong after midnight UTC on May 30 with wind speeds near 120 km/h (75 mph),...

May 29, 2017

tropical cyclone ella may 12 2017

Tropical Cyclone "Ella" dumping heavy rain on Wallis and Futuna

Off-season Tropical Cyclone "Ella" is currently dumping heavy rain on Wallis and Futuna but its track has changed it does no looker look like it's gonna impact any land before it dissipates. Although the cyclone is no longer expected to intensify,...

May 12, 2017

north island new zealand may 11 2017

Severe weather warnings issued as Ex-cyclone Donna approaches New Zealand

A slow-moving front, combined with Ex-tropical cyclone Donna, is expected to dump very heavy rain over North Island, New Zealand over the next two days, causing rivers and streams to rapidly rise. Parts of North Island may receive up to 250 mm (9.8 inches) of rain,...

May 11, 2017

tropical cyclone ella may 9 2017 himawari 8 at 20 30 utc

Off-season Tropical Cyclone "Ella" forms, threatens Fiji

A second off-season tropical cyclone has formed in the South Pacific Ocean and was named Ella today. Ella is currently located south of Samoa as a quasi-stationary system with maximum sustained winds near 83 km/h (52 mph). Slight intensification is expected over the...

May 09, 2017

tropical cyclone donna at 05 20 utc may 8 2017 himawari 8

Donna becomes strongest May cyclone ever to hit southern hemisphere

During the afternoon UTC hours of May 7, 2017, Tropical Cyclone "Donna" became the strongest May cyclone ever to hit the southern hemisphere. Donna peaked at 118.7 knots (220 km/h / 136 mph) at 19:32 UTC on May 7, before it started weakening. Vanuatu...

May 08, 2017

tropical cyclone donna vanuatu may 5 2017

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Donna" swirling near Vanuatu

Forecast track for Tropical Cyclone "Donna" has changed and the cyclone is now expected to pass between Vanuatu and New Caledonia over the coming days. Forecast models are still in disagreement but it seems Vanuatu might be spared of a direct hit....

May 05, 2017

tropical cyclone donna suomi npp may 3 2017

Off-season, very dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Donna" heading toward Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone "Donna" (18P) formed northeast of Vanuatu on May 3, 2017, 3 days after the official end of the 2016/17 South Pacific Cyclone Season. Donna is expected to rapidly intensify over the next 24 hours to Category 3 or 4 cyclone on the...

May 03, 2017

tropical cyclone frances april 27 2017

Tropical Cyclone "Frances" forms near Australia

Tropical Cyclone 17S (Frances) formed near the coast of Northern Territory, Australia on April 27, 2017, as the 7th named storm of the 2016/17 Australian region cyclone season. Frances is moving southwest and is expected to somewhat intensify over the next 24 hours,...

April 27, 2017

td 01b mora bay of bengal april 15 2017

Myanmar braces for Tropical Cyclone "Maarutha"

A depression in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression (01B) and is moving toward Myanmar at a speed of 28 km/h (17.4 mph). The system is expected to become the first named storm of the 2017 North Indian Ocean Cyclone Season, a full month earlier...

April 15, 2017

himawari 8 new zealand cook hits 07z april 13 2017

Ex-cyclone "Cook" slams into New Zealand, thousands without power

Ex-tropical Cyclone "Cook" hit North Island, New Zealand around 07:00 UTC (19:00 NZST) on Thursday, April 13, 2017, bringing strong winds and dumping heavy rain on already saturated soil. The cyclone downed trees and power lines, caused severe traffic...

April 13, 2017

extremely dangerous ex cyclone cook to hit new zealand

Extremely dangerous Ex-cyclone "Cook" to hit New Zealand

After hitting New Caledonia with strong winds and heavy rain, Tropical Cyclone "Cook" has undergone extratropical transition but what's left of it is still very potent and is now moving toward New Zealand landfall. Over the past several weeks the...

April 12, 2017

cyclone cook makes landfall over new caledonia 04 00 utc april 10 2017

Cyclone "Cook" hits New Caledonia, leaving 1 dead, 20 000 without power

Tropical Cyclone "Cook" made landfall over New Caledonia's main island of Grande Terre around 04:00 UTC on April 10, 2017, with maximum sustained winds around 154 km/h (95 mph) and gusts up to 200 km/h (124 mph). This made it a Category 2 hurricane...

April 10, 2017

tropical cyclone cook april 9 2017 ov

Tropical Cyclone "Cook" to slam into New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Cook" was named on April 8, 2017, just after it moved away from Vanuatu on its way toward New Caledonia. Cook is expected to reach New Caledonia and make landfall around 12:00 UTC on Monday, April 10 (23:00 local time). At 03:00 UTC on...

April 09, 2017

tropical cyclone 16p cook forecast track april 8 2017

Tropical Cyclone 16P (Cook) wreaking havoc on Vanuatu, heading toward New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone 16P, soon to be named Cook, is wreaking havoc on Vanuatu today, April 8, 2017. The cyclone is expected to intensify over the coming days on its way to New Caledonia. It comes at the end of the official cyclone season, which runs from November to...

April 08, 2017

tropical cyclone ernie april 7 2017 himawari

Tropical Cyclone "Ernie" rapidly intensifies off Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Ernie" has rapidly intensified from a tropical storm to Category 5 tropical cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone wind scale within just 24 hours. High clouds are streaming over Australia, but there is no threat to the land as Ernie...

April 07, 2017