Severe weather - page 114

Dumile and Sonamu

Tropical Cyclone Dumile moves away from Madagascar, Tropical Depression Sonamu formed in Sulu Sea

Tropical Cyclone Dumile passed over Mauritius and La Reunion and is moving southward, away from Madagascar. According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC),  Tropical Cyclone Dumile (07S), located approximately 215 nm northwest of La Reunion, and is

January 04, 2013

TC Dumile

Tropical Cyclone Dumile approaching La Reunion Islands

Tropical Cyclone Dumile  is moving along the western edge of a subtropical ridge (elongated area) of high pressure. Forecasters at the JTWC expect Dumile to steadily intensify into a cyclone over the next two days. After that time, cooler sea surface temperatures will

January 03, 2013

dust over arabian sea

Increased levels of dust in the air for the first day of 2013

Research has shown that dust storms are increasing  in the Sahara Desert and that in parts of North Africa, annual dust production has increased tenfold in the last 50 years. Since dust storms transport large amounts of material for long distances, their increasing

January 02, 2013

vietnam concection

Area of convection developing near Vietnam

An area of convection that formed in the South China Sea in late December can be seen here near the coast of Vietnam. The animated imagery shows the system is moving southwestward towards the Malay Peninsula. The area of convection is being monitored for possible

December 30, 2012

dust canary

Dust over Wad Ad-Dahabnota Peninsula and near Canary Islands

Dust blows off the coast of Western Sahara and towards the northwest, over the Atlantic Ocean. Visible through the dust is the Wad Ad-Dahabnota Peninsula, also known as the Villa Cisneros Peninsula while the region was under Spanish colonial rule. The Canary Islands

December 30, 2012


Parallel rows of dust over Arabian dust

Dust blows over Afghanistan and off the coasts of Iran and Pakistan. Air currents cause it to form long, parallel rows rather than an indistinct cloud. The dust reaches far over the Arabian Sea, where it is then swept westwards towards the Arabian Peninsula. Dust

December 30, 2012


Tropical Storm Freda (05P) formed near Solomon Islands

December 26, RSMC Nadi started to monitor a tropical disturbance that had developed about 1075 km (670 miles) to the north of Port Vila, Vanuatu. During that day, the disturbance moved westwards and developed into a tropical depression.Now known as Tropical Storm

December 30, 2012

TC Mitchell

Tropical Cyclone Mitchell formed near Western Australia

TCWC Perth started to monitor a weak tropical low that had developed about 1,265 km (785 miles) to the southeast of Jakarta, Indonesia. Over the next couple of days the low moved towards the south-southwest and gradually developed further before the JTWC declared it

December 29, 2012

china haze

Haze over Eastern China

Haze hangs over eastern China, particularly in the lowlands between ridges of hills and mountains and across the coastal plain by the mouth of the Yangtze River. The haze is likely a combination of dust and air pollution. In winter in China, poor air quality often the

December 29, 2012


Plumes of dust by Lake Chad and Aïr Mountains, Chad and Niger

Three plumes of dust from the Sahara Desert can be seen blowing west-southwestward in this image of West Africa. Near the center, northeast of Lake Chad, are two light, parallel plumes originating from the Bodélé Depression, in Chad. Near the left edge, south of the

December 26, 2012

MT Floater visible

Tropical Storm Wukong (QUINTA) traversing Camotes Islands and approaching Philippines

Tropical Storm Wukong (QUINTA) has slightly weakened after making landfall over Leyte and is now traversing Camotes Island. According to latest report by Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the center of Tropical

December 26, 2012

TC 04A multispectral view1

Tropical Cyclone 04A expected to make landfall in Somalia

According to latest Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) report, Tropical Cyclone 04A is located approximately 280 nm south of Cape Guardafui, Somalia, and is moving southwestward at 12 knots over the past six hours. Animated multispectral satellite imagery shows

December 24, 2012

dust over caspian sea featured

Dust blowing over Caspian Sea and Sarygamysh Lake

Plume of dust can be seen blowing westward over several bodies of water in this image of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan (top to bottom). In the upper left quadrant, the dust blows over the northern section of the Caspian Sea. In the lower right quadrant, the

December 15, 2012

Damage after Evan strike Samoa

Tropical Cyclone Evan leaves Samoa - heads toward Fiji and Vanuatu

Evan peaked with wind speeds of 110 km/h (nearly 70 mph), causing major damage in the Samoan capital of Apia and leaving three people dead and seven missing. Evan left about 3 000 people in shelters. The system is expected to slowly strengthen before it affects Fiji...

December 15, 2012


Tropical Cyclone Evan formed in South Pacific - Trouble for American Samoa and Fiji

Newborn tropical storm named Evan is causing problems for the residents of American Samoa and Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for American Samoa, a gale warning and storm watch are in effect for Tutuila, Aunuu, Manua and Swains

December 12, 2012


Tropical Cyclone Claudia starts to become extra tropical cyclone

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Claudia is located approximately 870 nm south of Diego Garcia in Indian Ocean, and is moving southward at speed of 09 knots.Animated multispectral satellite imagery reveals Claudia

December 12, 2012


Devastating debris flow at Barangay Andap during Typhoon Bopha

The village of Andap was devastated in the Typhoon Bopha, with at least 80 fatalities. The death toll from Typhoon Bopha / Pablo steadily mounts (unofficial number of more than 500 victims), the recriminations about the causes of the devastating debris flows that were

December 08, 2012