Severe weather - page 269


Dust storm in Saudi Arabia

A massive dust storm hit Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, disrupting road traffic and bringing public life almost to a standstill. Many schools suspended classes and informed parents to take their kids home well before the school day had ended, while some school authorities have

February 06, 2012


Dust storm over the Arabian Peninsula

A dust storm swept over the Arabian Peninsula in early February 2012. This dust storm follows a familiar pattern for this region, with especially thick dust occurring in Saudi Arabia’s southwest. Toward the northeast, the dust thins enough to allow the dark waters of

February 03, 2012


Tropical Cyclone Iggy weakens before making landfall

Tropical Cyclone Iggy skirted the western coast of Australia, churning the waters of the southeast Indian Ocean. The storm was first reported as an area of convection with a weak low-level circulation on January 21. By January 24, the depression had formed into a

February 01, 2012

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Tropical Cyclone Iggy triggered tornadoes across Java and Bali, now threatens Australia

Tropical Cyclone Iggy, which was responsible for producing tornadoes across Indonesia, will brush by Western Australia and produce heavy rain and storm surge. The threat remains for Tropical Cyclone Iggy to bring Western Australia's northwestern tip hurricane strength

January 28, 2012


Tropical cyclone Funso weakening and moving southward

Tropical cyclone Funso is the first major cyclone of 2012 and fifth named storm of this year's cyclone season. Funso reached the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on January 25, with winds of 120 knots (220 kilometers/140 miles per hour). The storm is weakening

January 27, 2012


Tropical cyclone Funso still a danger to Mozambique and Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Funso intensified to the strength of a Category 4 hurricane as it churns off the coast of southern Africa with winds in excess of 130 mph. TC Funso slammed the nation's north-central provinces, particularly Zambezia, last Friday into Monday with high

January 25, 2012

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US: Severe weather outbreak

There have been several tornadic outbreaks with damaging winds and hail… in Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, Mississippi, Indiana, Louisiana and Michigan… Be prepared if you live in any of these states!Twisters downed

January 23, 2012


Tropical cyclone Funso still threatens southeastern coast of Africa

A tropical cyclone Funso raging in the Mozambique Channel will menace the southeastern coast of Africa with potentially damaging winds and flooding rain this weekend and heading into next week. Currently the system is located   and its now within 75 miles of the

January 22, 2012


Tropical cyclone Funso threat off Southeast Africa, Tropical cyclone Ethel forms in south Indian Ocean

A new tropical cyclone named Funso is forming between Mozambique and the island of Madagascar. A tropical depression has already landed in southern Mozambique near Maputo, triggering local flooding at start of this week. Moreover, torrential rain in northern

January 20, 2012

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Saharan dust plumes over the Atlantic Ocean

The dust plumes that arose in the western Sahara Desert on January 18, 2012, continued their westward journey the following day. A giant crescent-shaped dust plume  was seen over the Atlantic Ocean on January 19. The plume spans several hundred kilometers. Off the

January 19, 2012


Tropical Cyclone Heidi

Tropical Cyclone Heidi made landfall in Western Australia’s Pilbara region about 4:30 a.m. local time on January 12, 2012 as a Category 2 cyclone, bringing wind gusts up to 131 kilometers/hour (81 miles/hour) and dumping 128 mm of rain on Port Headland, a coastal

January 13, 2012


Tropical Cyclone Heidi upgraded to Category 2

Tropical Cyclone Heidi has been upgraded to a category two and is expected to reach the Pilbara coast of Western Australia late tonight. This morning Tropical Cyclone Heidi was located roughly 45 nautical miles (85 kilometers) from Port Hedland, Australia. The U.S.

January 11, 2012


Tropical Cyclone Heidi headed for northwestern Australia

Tropical Cyclone Heidi  targets the  northwestern Australia with potentially damaging winds and flooding rain.  The  landfall is expected  in area near Port Hedland and Karratha at Pilbara coast. The storm will disrupt shipping and port activity through the

January 11, 2012

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Tropical cyclone Thane made landfall, TC Benilde first cyclone of the 2012.

Tropical Cyclone Thane moved onshore over southeast India on Thursday claiming more than 40 lives. The storm made landfall near Cuddalore and had sustained winds near 70 mph with gusts to 90 mph during landfall. Thane was a strong tropical storm at landfall. Severe

January 01, 2012


Tropical cyclone Thane striking Southern India

Tropical Cyclone Thane slam southeastern India bringing damaging winds, flooding rain and inundating storm tides. The likely landfall will happen early Friday, local time, on the Tamil Nadu coast south of Chennai. Cities near the forecast landfall would be Puducherry

December 29, 2011


New typhoon likely to strike Philippines / Typhoon Washi aftermath

Meteorologists in the Philippines warn about the possibility of a new storm - just days after a powerful typhoon claimed the lives of more tahn 1,500 people. According to forecasts, on Monday night Mindanao island will have some 20 inches of precipitation. PAGASA

December 28, 2011


Cyclone Patrick hits St. Petersburg

The Atlantic cyclone Patrick has reached the Russian city of St. Petersburg and the region. South-wester is blowing at 21 metres per second.The dam gates have had to be closed to protect the city against floods. This prevented almost 15 ships from entering the city

December 27, 2011