Tropical Storms

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Western Australia under rare weather threat of three strong tropical systems

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned residents living on the coast of Western Australia to brace for intense winds, rain, and possible flooding as Tropical Cyclone "Seroja" is expected to pass between Carnavon and Jurien Bay late Sunday or early...

April 08, 2021

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Extensive damage in New Caledonia after passage of Tropical Cyclone "Niran"

The center of Tropical Cyclone "Niran" passed just south of New Caledonia on March 6, 2021, causing extensive damage to the power grid and vegetation across the island. At least two people were injured and more than 20 000 left without power. Niran was...

March 07, 2021

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Severe Tropical Cyclone "Niran" heading toward New Caledonia

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Niran" (Category 5 on the Australian scale) is tracking ESE at 46 km/h (28 mph) and is forecast to pass very near New Caledonia on Saturday, March 6, 2021. At 11:00 UTC on March 5, Niran had a central pressure of 931 hPa and was...

March 05, 2021

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Tropical cyclone developing near the coast of Queensland, Australia

A near-stationary tropical low positioned off the north Queensland coast, Australia is expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone on Tuesday morning (LT), March 2, 2021, and be named Niran. At 08:00 UTC on March 1, the center of the tropical low was located about...

March 01, 2021

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More than 59 000 people flee as Dujuan brings widespread flooding and disruption to Philippines

More than 59 000 people have evacuated their homes as Tropical Storm "Dujuan" -- locally known as Auring, brought widespread flooding and disruption to the Philippines on Monday, February 22, 2021. As of 03:00 UTC (11:00 LT), the storm has weakened into a...

February 22, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Guambe" intensifying over the Mozambique Channel

Tropical Cyclone "Guambe" formed in the Mozambique Channel on February 17, 2021, as the 8th named storm of the 2021/21 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. Although Guambe is expected to stay about 100 km (62 miles) off the coast of Mozambique,...

February 19, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Dujuan" heading toward the Philippines, landfall expected over the weekend

Tropical Storm "Dujuan" formed in the Philippine Sea at 00:00 UTC on February 18, 2021, as the first named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. Dujuan is expected to make landfall over the Caraga region as a severe tropical storm. The storm is known...

February 18, 2021

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Category 2 Tropical Cyclone "Lucas" affecting Vanuatu and New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Lucas" formed over the Coral Sea on February 1, 2021, as the 5th named storm of the 2020/21 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season. The storm moved into the basin from the Australian region as a Category 2 tropical cyclone, to the northwest...

February 02, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Eloise" death toll rises to 21 after striking Mozambique

At least 21 people have been killed by Tropical Storm "Eloise" since it formed on January 15, 2021 -- 1 in Madagascar, 11 in Mozambique, 4 in Eswatini, 3 in Zimbabwe, and 2 in South Africa. Eloise made landfall just south of the port city of Beira,...

February 01, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Ana" hits Fiji, leaving at least 1 person dead and 5 missing

Category 2 Tropical Cyclone "Ana" made landfall near Rakiraki, Fiji at 06:00 LT on January 31, 2021, and continued tracking SSE over the Central Division towards the Suva area. By 12:00 LT (00:00 UTC), Ana's center was located over the coast of Viti...

February 01, 2021

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Warnings in place ahead of Tropical Cyclone "Ana" landfall, Fiji

Tropical Storm "Ana" formed late January 29, 2021 west of Fiji as the third named storm of the 2020/21 South Pacific cyclone season. The system is expected to make landfall over Ra Province on Sunday morning (LT), January 31, and slow down as it moves over...

January 30, 2021

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Tropical depression near Fiji to intensify into a tropical cyclone

Tropical depression 05F developed near Fiji on January 28, 2021, and is forecast to slowly track towards Fiji over the next 24 hours and develop into a tropical cyclone Category 1 on January 30, affecting the Fiji Group. At 06:00 UTC on January 29, the center of...

January 29, 2021

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At least 12 killed after Tropical Cyclone "Eloise" makes landfall near Beira, Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone "Eloise" made landfall just south of the port city of Beira, Mozambique early Saturday morning (LT), January 23, 2021. At least 13 people have been killed since the storm formed - 1 in Madagascar, 9 in Mozambique, and 3 in Zimbabwe. The...

January 24, 2021

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Very dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Eloise" to make landfall near Beira, Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone "Eloise" is moving WSW over the Mozambique Channel, towards the central coast of Mozambique. Environmental conditions are conducive for significant or even rapid strengthening before landfall on the evening of January 22 (LT) or the...

January 22, 2021

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Eloise makes landfall over Madagascar, conditions conducive for rapid re-intensification in the Mozambique Channel

Moderate Tropical Storm "Eloise" made landfall in Antalaha, Sava region of Madagascar on the evening of January 19 (LT), 2021. Eloise is expected to bring heavy rains to parts of Madagascar before re-emerging in the Mozambique Channel on January 21 and...

January 20, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Eloise" forecast to strike Madagascar and Mozambique

Tropical Storm "Eloise" formed on January 15, 2021, as the 5th named storm of the 2020/21 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone is moving toward Madagascar. A landfall at tropical cyclone intensity on January 19 remains a real possibility,...

January 18, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Kimi" to make landfall over Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Kimi" formed at 02:10 UTC on January 17, 2021, as the 3rd named storm of the 2020/21 Australian region cyclone season. Kimi is moving slowly south of the north tropical Queensland coast and is expected to turn southwest tonight (LT) and...

January 17, 2021