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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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