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Dust across the Mediterranean Sea

A cloudbank stretched across the Mediterranean Sea from northern Algeria to southern France for the last few days. Saharan dust streaked the clouds, extending hundreds of kilometers from southeast to northwest. One especially noticeable dust plume passed over the

April 29, 2013

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Strong wind shear weakened Tropical Cyclone Imelda

Tropical Cyclone Imelda moved into an area of higher wind shear and cooler waters in the Southern Indian Ocean and has lost hurricane status. According to latest upper level analysis of the atmosphere that was conducted by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC),

April 17, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Imelda has slowed down in Southern Indian Ocean

An area of low pressure moving toward Cyclone Imelda from the west has turned the storm to the south from its westward track. Since interacting with the approaching area of low pressure from the west and then turning south, Imelda has slowed down. According to latest

April 12, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Victoria almost fully dissipated

Short-lived Tropical Cyclone Victoria is now tropical low or tropical depression and it has almost fully dissipated under the steadily increasing vertical wind shear associated with an approaching deep-layered trough and its interaction with a subtropical high over

April 12, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Imelda gaining strength in Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Imelda is spinning in the open waters of the Southern Indian Ocean moving in west-southwestern direction. According to latest report by Joint typhoon Warning Center (JTWC, Tropical Cyclone Imelda is located approximately 650 nm north-northeast of La

April 09, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone 21S formed in Indian Ocean

New tropical disturbance is taking shape in waters of Indian Ocean. According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone 21S is located approximately 335 nm south- southwest of Diego Garcia, and is moving south-westward at speed of 11

April 08, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Tim spinning in NW Coral Sea

Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) reported Tropical Cyclone Tim located over the northwest Coral Sea near latitude 18.4S and longitude 153.3 E, which is about 820 km east southeast of Cairns and 530 km northeast of Mackay.According to latest report by Joint

March 17, 2013


Dust storm worsen air pollution problems in China

The dust plumes originated from the Gobi Desert arose along the China-Mongolia border on March 8, 2013. Arising along the border between China and southwestern Mongolia, the dust extended as far south as the Sichuan Basin and continued to blow for several

March 15, 2013

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New tropical depression forms off the coast of Australia

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Tropical Depression Tim (20P) was located approximately 240 nm north-northeast of Cairns, Australia, and was moving southeastward at 13 knots. Currently, maximum sustained winds are 45 knots with gusts up to

March 14, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Sandra gained more strength and is moving toward New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone Sandra (TC 19P) in Southern Pacific Ocean is gaining more strength. Sandra was upgraded from a Category 1 to Category 2 tropical cyclone overnight with the possibility of an upgrade to Category 3 tomorrow and Category 4 on Monday. Sandra's central

March 08, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Rusty left flooded rivers and lakes in north-western Australia

Tropical Cyclone Rusty made landfall in northwestern Australia in late February 2013, coming ashore east of Port Hedland and bringing strong winds to the community of Pardoo. Rusty's heavy rainfall forced Australian Bureau of Meteorology to issue a flood warning for

March 05, 2013


Tropical Cyclone "Rusty" to become Category 4 system - extremely heavy rainfall on West Australian coast

Tropical Cyclone Rusty is bringing extremely heavy rainfall and very dangerous winds to a vast swathe of the West Australian coast.  Pardoo, Whim Creek, Port Hedland and South Hedland are on red alert. Streets are now empty and people urged to stay in

February 26, 2013

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New tropical cyclone formed southeast of Cocos Island, Australia

Tropical Cyclone Eighteen (18S), located approximately 120 nm southeast of Cocos Island, Australia, has tracked south-southeastward at 06 knots over the past six hours. Animated multispectral satellite imagery depicts an exposed but well-defined low-level circulation

February 25, 2013


Tropical disturbances in Indian Ocean - TC Haruna moving away from Madagascar, TC Rusty formed near Australia

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Haruna is located approximately 395 nm southwest of La Reunion, and it is moving eastward, away from Madagascar, at speed of 10 knots. Animated infrared satellite imagery indicates

February 24, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Haruna spinning southwest of Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Haruna (16S) in South Indian Ocean, is forecast to increase in intensity in the next 24 hours to a peak of 100 knots, gusting up to 125 knots. Increasing vertical wind shear and land interaction will begin to weaken the system in the next 24

February 21, 2013


Tropical Depression 02W developed near Philippines

The second tropical depression of the northwestern Pacific Ocean season formed on February 19, 2013 and the system is soaking the central and southern Philippines. Early on February 19, 2013, the low pressure area designated as System 98W organized into a tropical

February 20, 2013

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New tropical cyclone develops near Madagascar

The previously area of convection near Madagascar now became tropical storm system (TC 16S). According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), the system is now located 19.7S 41.1E, approximately 335 nm west of Antananarivo, Madagascar. The

February 19, 2013