Severe weather - page 182


Tropical Cyclone Haley about to dissipate in Southern Pacific Ocean

Storm system 93P (known in Fiji as 14F) developed in South Pacific Ocean on February 9, 2013.  On February 10, 2013 the system developed into  Tropical Cyclone Haley, about 325 nautical miles (374 miles/602 km) south-southwest of Bora Bora, Society Islands, French

February 12, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Felleng moves southward, away from Madagascar

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Felleng (13S) was located 275 nm west of La Reunion and continued to track southward along the western periphery of a north-south oriented subtropical steering ridge, at speed of 6

February 01, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Felleng close to Madagascar

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Felleng (13S) was located approximately 310 nm northwest of La Reunion, and was moving west-southwestward at 11 knots. Sustainable winds range from 102 to 115 knots. MODIS

January 31, 2013

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Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Felleng formed east of Madagascar

Felleng formed as a tropical storm over the southern Indian Ocean on January 26, 2013, and strengthened into a cyclone on January 29, 2013. According to latest  report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Felleng was located roughly 420 nautical

January 30, 2013

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Remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald caused raging floodwaters in northern Australia

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald impacted Australia. Two people were missing and the body of a third person was recovered from raging floodwaters as severe storms pounded northeastern Australia on January 27, 2013 , forcing more than 1,000 to flee their

January 28, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone 13S aiming Madagascar

New tropical system is forming near La Reunion Islands. According to latest JTWC report, Tropical cyclone  13S was located approximately 590 nm northeast of La Reunion, and is moving west-southwestward at 11 knots. Animated multispectral satellite imagery reveals a

January 27, 2013

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Powerful Arctic storm 'bombing out' in North Atlantic

Ten  days after a severe storm underwent a process of rapid intensification over the North Pacific Ocean, pummeling the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska with hurricane force winds and high waves, another serious storm system is taking place right now in the open

January 27, 2013


Dust plumes from Sahara over Mediterranean Sea

A plume of Saharan dust, extending roughly 1,110 kilometers (700 miles), spanned the Mediterranean Sea in late January 2013. A swath of dust blows northward from the Sahara Desert in Libya, over the Gulf of Sidra, past the western end of the Jebel Akhdar

January 23, 2013

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New tropical cyclone forming near Western Australia as Tropical Cyclone Oswald dissipates over Queensland's Cape York Peninsula

Coastal areas from Port Hedland to Onslow, including Karratha in Australia, are preparing for developing  new tropical system.According to latest JTWC report, the system is located approximately 260 nm northeast of Learmonth, Australia, and is moving westward at

January 23, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Garry formed in South Pacific

The tenth tropical cyclone in the Southern Pacific Ocean season gained its strength north of Samoa in South Pacific Ocean. This tropical disturbance was named Garry (TC 10P) on January 22, 2013 as it was passing near Samoa. A gale warning remained  in effect for

January 22, 2013

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Dust over Saudi Arabia and Red Sea

Dust can be seen in the air over Saudi Arabia and blowing westward over the Red Sea. Unsettled weather is typical in Saudi Arabia in winter, with strong winds a frequent occurrence. The Rub’ al Khali desert, the world’s largest sand sea, covers large parts of the

January 21, 2013

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West Africa veiled by dust and smoke

Dust from the Bodélé Depression, in the Sahara Desert, blows southwestward towards Lake Chad, and can also be seen south of the lake. The lower portion of the image is also covered by a hazy veil, although this is due to fires in Chad and the Central African Republic

January 20, 2013

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Dust storm over Iran

A dust storm can be seen spreading over eastern Iran and western Pakistan and over Arabian Sea. The dust blows southward, over the coast of the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman and Strait of Hormuz. Dust plumes captured by MODIS/Terra satellite on January 17, 2013

January 18, 2013

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Shamal and dust storms over Southwest Asia

Dust blows off the coast of Iran and over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman. In winter time dust storms are associated chiefly with the passage of westerly depressions in this region.This dust storm may be connected to a local phenomenon known as the

January 14, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Emang picks up speed

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Emang was located approximately 500 nm east- southeast of Diego Garcia, and was moving at speed of 5 knots. Animated infrared (IR) satellite imagery depicts a partially exposed

January 14, 2013

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TC Narelle has begun a steady weakening trend

Tropical Cyclone Narelle has begun a steady weakening trend and it is now classified as Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 145 km/h (90 mph). Narelle peaked yesterday with winds of 210 km/h (130 mph) as category 3 storm. TC Narelle captured by Terra/MODIS

January 13, 2013

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A massive dust storm hit Onslow as Tropical Cyclone Narelle draws desert sand off land out into the Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Narelle is spinning out to sea west of Western Australia as it reached Category 3 status with wind gusts near center at 285 km/h (177 mph). Narelle is moving slightly southwestward and will maintain that bearing for the next few days before heading

January 12, 2013