Severe weather - page 168

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Typhoon "Maysak" impacts Chuuk, heading toward Yap and Philippines

A low-pressure area which formed on March 24, 2015 near the Marshal Islands in Pacific Ocean organized into a tropical storm by March 27 and was named Maysak. The system was tracking westward and rapidly intensified into a typhoon on March 28. This is now the fourth nam

March 29, 2015

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Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" devastates Vanuatu, dozens feared dead in one of region's worst weather disasters

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" was a massive and destructive Category 5 storm packing sustained winds of about 270 km/h (167 mph) and wind gusts of 320 km/h (198 mph) when it hit Vanuatu on Friday, March 13, 2015.The storm changed course at the last minute and

March 14, 2015

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Rare subtropical storm formed off the southeast coast of Brazil, South Atlantic Ocean

A rare subtropical storm, with characteristics of both a tropical and a non-tropical system, formed on March 11, 2015 near east of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, the southeastern most state in Brazil.NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided imagery of the Atla

March 13, 2015

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Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" triggers red alerts in Vanuatu

At 02:00 UTC on March 12, Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" (Category 4) was located about 950 km (590 miles) Northwest of Nadi, Fiji, RSMC Nadi Tropical Cyclone Center said. It had a central pressure of 935 hPa and average wind speeds of 185 km/h (114.9 mph) clos

March 12, 2015

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Tropical cyclones "Olwyn" and "Nathan" threatening Australia

Two tropical cyclones are currently threatening Australia, Tropical Cyclone "Olwyn" and "Nathan". While Olwyn is expected to make landfall early Friday, March 13 (local time), "Nathan" is making a cyclonic loop near the eastern coast of Que

March 11, 2015

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Severe sandstorm hits United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates (UAE) was hit by a severe sandstorm on March 10 and 11, 2015.Rainfall is also expected today and tomorrow across parts of the UAE, with the wet weather blowing in fresh winds that will raise dust and sand over open areas and reduce visibility, Emira

March 11, 2015

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Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" intensifies on its way to Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone "Pam" formed in the Solomon Islands in the Southern Pacific Ocean early on March 9, 2015 prompting tropical cyclone watch for all of the Solomon Islands.At 15:00 UTC on March 9, Pam's maximum sustained winds were near 83.3 km/h (51.7 mph).

March 10, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Haliba" affecting portions of the Mascarene Islands

Tropical Cyclone "Haliba" formed in the southern Indian Ocean and is affecting portions of the Mascarene Islands (mainly Reunion Island). Inhabitants of this area should monitor the progress of this system, RSMC La Reunion said.Haliba is currently a Moderate t

March 09, 2015

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New tropical cyclone threatens Mozambique and Madagascar

A new tropical cyclone in the Mozambique Channel is threatening Mozambique and Madagascar with heavy rainfall. The system will likely make landfall on Monday, March 9 on the central western coast of Madagascar as a Severe tropical storm (Haliba).According to RSMC La Reu

March 06, 2015

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Record-breaking cold from the US Midwest to the South and the Northeast

As arctic air continues to surge southward behind a cold front sweeping across the Southeast US, forecasters are warning that all-time March record lows are likely to be broken Friday morning.In addition to monthly record lows, dozens of daily record lows will be threat

March 06, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Glenda" strengthening in the Southern Indian Ocean

A tropical low pressure area designated as System 90S formed in the Southern Indian Ocean on February 21, 2015 and has been slowly organizing and consolidating. Three days later this system became Tropical Storm 14S and was named Tropical Cyclone "Glenda" toda

February 25, 2015

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Persistent dust storms across the Arabian Peninsula

In late February 2015, a significant winter storm stirred up dust and sand across much of the Arabian Peninsula. The low-pressure system energized strong northwest winds that carried dust from as far as northern Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait to the shores of the Persia

February 25, 2015

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Two major cyclones - Lam and Marcia - leave widespread damage as they move inland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Lam" crossed the mainland coast approximately 15 km (9.3 miles) east of Milingimbi, Northern Territory, Australia shortly after 16:30 UTC on February 19, 2015 as a 185 km/h (115 mph) Category 4 storm on the Australian tropical cyclone intensi

February 20, 2015

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Marcia rapidly intensified, expected to reach Category 5 before landfall

Tropical Cyclone "Marcia" rapidly and unexpectedly intensified over the last 24 hours and is now a Category 4 storm on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) expects it to become a Category 5 storm before

February 19, 2015

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Severe Tropical Cyclone "Lam" about to make landfall, Australia

The very destructive core of Severe Tropical Cyclone "Lam" continues on its SW track, parallel to the Wessel Islands and is expected to make landfall on the mainland coast between Milingimbi and Gapuwiyak (Northern Territory, Australia) overnight Thursday or

February 19, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Marcia" formed over the central Coral Sea, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Marcia" has developed over the central Coral Sea today, and is slowly strengthening, Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports.The system curved onto a southwesterly track during the day, and is expected to maintain this general motion t

February 18, 2015

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Dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Lam" formed near Northern Territory, Australia

A dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Lam" formed in the Arafura Sea, between Australia and Indonesian New Guinea, on February 16, 2015. The system is expected to make landfall in Northern Territory, Australia on February 18 or 19 as a powerful Category 4 storm on the

February 17, 2015