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Unpredictable Tropical Cyclone "Winston" to intensify and become quasi-stationary in South Pacific

Tropical Cyclone "Winston" formed over the warm waters of South Pacific Ocean between Vanuatu and Fiji on February 11, 2016, and passed east of Tafea Province (Vanuatu) on February 12, as an Intense Tropical Cyclone. The system will intensify into a...

February 16, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Daya" forms between Madagascar and La Reunion Island

Tropical Cyclone "Daya" developed from the low pressure area "96S" between Madagascar and La Reunion Island on February 10, 2016. The system was located approximately 514.8 km (319.8 miles) south-southwest of St Denis, La Reunion and tracking...

February 11, 2016

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Tropical Cyclones "11P" and "12P" (Winston and Tatiana) lurking in the waters of southern Pacific

Two tropical cyclones are currently lurking over the warm waters of southern Pacific Ocean. Tropical Cyclone "11P" (Winston) is expected to affect Fiji islands with heavy rainfalls and strong winds while 12P, also known as Tatiana, will most likely remain...

February 11, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Stan" to hit Western Australia with destructive winds and heavy rainfall

Tropical Cyclone "Stan" formed in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Western Australia, on January 29, 2016. The system will reach Category 3 strength before making landfall between Wallal and Whim Creek on January 30. Some areas might experience dangerous...

January 29, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Corentin" forms in the central Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone "Corentin" formed south of Diego Garcia in the central Indian Ocean on January 21, 2016. The system is currently intensifying and will reach the Category 2 hurricane status over the next two days. It is expected to remain away from the...

January 22, 2016

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Severe Tropical Cyclone "Victor" affects Cook Islands with rainfall, winds and rough seas

Tropical Cyclone "Victor" formed in the South Pacific Ocean on January 14 and is now equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. The system is not expected to hit the Cook Islands directly, but its effect will nevertheless be...

January 19, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Victor" developed in the South Pacific Ocean

A new tropical cyclone has formed in the South Pacific Ocean at 21:00 UTC on January 14, 2016. By 09:00 UTC on January 15, the tropical depression (7P) strengthened into a tropical storm and was named Victor. The system is expected to keep intensifying over the next...

January 15, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Ula" intensifying east of Noumea, New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Ula", formed on December 30, 2015, intensified on January 7 after moving away from Fiji in the Southern Pacific Ocean. The system is expected to reach its second peak by January 10 while staying east of Noumea, New Caledonia and then turn...

January 09, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Ula" hits Tonga, hundreds evacuated

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Ula" hit Tonga kingdom in the Pacific Ocean on January 1, 2015. Hundreds of people were evacuated ahead of the system's approach. Luckily, no victims were reported so far. Ula is expected to weaken as it near Fiji on December...

January 02, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "05S" forms southwest of Diego Garcia, South Indian Ocean

A new tropical cyclone formed southwest of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean on December 10, Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported. Tropical cyclone named 05S is currently located in marginally favorable ocean and atmosphere environment, which will enable it...

December 10, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Megh" makes landfall in Yemen, flash floods and landslides expected

Two tropical cyclones have made landfall in Yemen within one season, as Megh hit Yemen on the night of November 9 to 10, 2015. This extremely rare event has not been recorded so far in the history of modern meteorology. The system began its rapid dissipation as it...

November 10, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Megh" - the second tropical cyclone to make landfall in Yemen in just one week

Deadly Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" had just dissipated over Yemen when another tropical cyclone, soon to be named Megh, started forming in the warm waters of the Arabian Sea on November 4, 2015. Megh hit Socotra island around 06:00 UTC today and is expected...

November 08, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" slams into Yemen, heavy flooding reported

Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" slammed central Yemen with hurricane force on November 3, 2015, making a record as the first hurricane to hit Yemen in the history of reliable measurements. The system brought heavy rainfalls and strong winds, causing floods and...

November 03, 2015

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Chapala" to make landfall over central Yemen by November 2

Chapala, now an extremely severe cyclonic storm, equivalent to a category 4 hurricane, is steadily approaching Yemen. The system's strength is currently decreasing, however it is still expected to make landfall over central Yemen with hurricane force by November...

November 01, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" to bring heavy rains and strong winds to Yemen and Oman

Another tropical system has formed in the Arabian Sea, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported. Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" developed on October 28, 2015 and became a hurricane only 24 hours afterward. Chapala is currently approaching Yemen at 14.8...

October 30, 2015

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Category 1 medicane system brings landslides and violent floods to Italy and France

Heavy rainfall and winds affected the islands of Sardinia in Italy and Corsica, France as the intense low pressure system moved over the Mediterranean on October 1 and 2, 2015. Landslides and violent floods have been reported across the affected areas. An intense...

October 02, 2015

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Raquel impacts Solomon Islands as earliest tropical cyclone off Australia's north-east

Tropical Cyclone "Raquel" formed north of Solomon Islands, South Pacific Ocean around 18:00 UTC on June 30, 2015 (04:00 AST on July 1), as first July tropical cyclone ever recorded off Australia's north-east. Raquel is already bringing heavy rain to northe

July 01, 2015