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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

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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


Tropical Cyclone "Winston", the strongest storm of the Southern Hemisphere, devastates Fiji

Tropical Cyclone "Winston", the strongest storm in the history of Southern Hemisphere, made several landfalls in Fiji group of islands on February 19 and 20, 2016 (UTC). The system wreaked havoc across the islands with winds of hurricane force and...

February 21, 2016


Fiji on high alert: Severe Tropical Cyclone "Winston" hits with violent force

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Winston" is heading toward Fiji and is expected to slam into the island with violent winds, equivalent to Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, within the next 24 hours. Expert meteorologists warn Fiji residents...

February 19, 2016


Tropical Cyclone "Winston" to u-turn westward and affect Niue and Vava'u islands

Tropical Cyclone "Winston" is currently quasi-stationary system over the waters of South Pacific, over 200 km (124.3 miles) away from Niue. It will intensify over the next 48 hours and become equivalent to a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson...

February 17, 2016

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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


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


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


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


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


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