Tropical Storms

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Tropical Storm "Desmond" drops extremely heavy rain on Mozambique, leaves 9 dead in Madagascar

Tropical Storm "Desmond" formed January 20, 2019 in the Mozambique Channel, bringing heavy rain to parts of Madagascar as it headed toward Mozambique. It made landfall in the province of Zambezia, near the border with the Sofala province. While there were...

January 22, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Desmond" making landfall in Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone "Desmond" formed over the southern Mozambique Channel at 12:00 UTC on January 20, 2019. The storm is expected to continue its NNW track toward Zambezia Province and make landfall over the next couple of hours as a tropical storm. Heavy...

January 21, 2019

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Tropical depression forming east of Philippines, landfall, heavy rain expected

A low pressure area, once known as Tropical Depression 01W is likely to redevelop into a tropical depression east of the Philippines over the next 24 hours or more and be named Amang as it approaches the country. Heavy rainfall is expected, possibly up to 400 mm...

January 18, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Pabuk" hits southern Thailand, possibly the worst in decades to hit during peak holiday season

Tropical Storm "Pabuk" made landfall in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand at 05:45 UTC on January 4, 2019 (12:45 LT), with maximum sustained winds of 70 km/h (42 mph). Pabuk brought heavy rain and fears it could end up as the worst...

January 04, 2019

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TC Mona becomes category 2 storm near Fiji, damaging swells, storm surge and flooding expected

Tropical Cyclone "Mona" strengthened into a category 2 storm at 10:00 local time on January 4, 2019. The system is heading toward Fiji, forcing authorities to issue numerous warning. With rivers being at medium to high flows, soil already saturated and...

January 04, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Pabuk" to hit Thailand with heavy rain, strong winds

Tropical Storm "Pabuk" is expected to make landfall over southern Vietnam around 12:00 UTC on January 4, 2018, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. It will then continue toward Andaman and Nicobar Islands where landfall is possible sometime around 12:00...

January 03, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Penny" forms, crosses Queensland's Cape York Peninsula

Tropical Cyclone "Penny" formed at 21:00 UTC, December 31, 2018 (08:00 AEST, Tuesday, January 1, 2019) over the warm tropical waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia and made landfall around 05:00 UTC, January 1 (16:00 LT) just south of Weipa. It is...

January 01, 2019

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At least 122 killed in floods and landslides caused by Tropical Depression "Usman"

Tropical Depression "Usman" dropped heavy rain over parts of the Philippines over the weekend, causing floods and landslides in which at least 122 people were killed. Usman made landfall in Borongan, Eastern Samar on December 29 and has since weakened...

December 30, 2018

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Tropical Depression "Usman" expected to make landfall over Eastern Samar, Philippines

Tropical Depression "Usman" continues moving erratically over the Philippine Sea. The current forecast track takes it over Eastern Samar between late December 28 and early morning December 29, 2018 (local time). Residents of affected areas, especially...

December 28, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Cilida" to pass dangerously close to Mauritius and Rodrigues

Tropical Storm "Cilida" formed December 19, 2018 NE of Madagascar as the 4th named tropical storm of the 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. The storm has since intensified into a Severe Tropical Storm and is expected to pass dangerously close...

December 20, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Owen" sets new Australian December daily rainfall record

Tropical Cyclone "Owen" brought extremely heavy rains to parts of Queensland, setting a new Australian December daily rainfall. Owen made its first landfall well north of Cardwell, Queensland early December 10, exited into the Gulf of Carpentaria and...

December 18, 2018

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TC "Phethai" makes landfall over Andhra Coast, downing trees and power poles, rare 'fish rain' phenomenon reported

Tropical Cyclone "Phethai" made landfall over Andhra Pradesh coast, close to the town of Yanam between 08:00 and 09:00 UTC (13:30 and 14:30 LT) on December 17, 2018. First reports mention a lot of downed trees and power poles and at least one person dead....

December 17, 2018

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Category 4 Tropical Cyclone "Owen" to hit Queensland, Australia

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Owen" is currently a Category 3 strength system in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Owen is forecast to continue on a generally easterly track for the remainder of today, intensifying to Category 4 strength before making...

December 14, 2018

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TC Phethai - Powerful tropical cyclone forecast to make landfall in southeastern India

A new tropical system (Phethai) is forecast to develop in the Bay of Bengal on December 12 or 13, 2018, and strengthen on its way toward southeastern India and Sri Lanka into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm. Powerful winds and heavy rain are expected along the coast of...

December 11, 2018

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Queenslanders urged to keep an eye on Ex-Tropical Cyclone "Owen"

Owen - the first tropical cyclone of the 2018/19 Australian region cyclone season weakened rapidly on December 4, 2018, and was downgraded to a tropical low. However, residents of Queensland are urged to keep an eye on the latest forecasts and warnings released by...

December 04, 2018

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Usagi forces 100 000 to evacuate southern Vietnam, drops 350 mm (14 inches) of rain on Ho Chi Minh

Tropical Storm "Usagi" made landfall in southern Vietnam around 06:00 UTC on November 25, 2018, with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h (52 mph). This is the 27th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season and the 8th tropical cyclone to hit Vietnam...

November 26, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Usagi" about to make landfall in southern Vietnam

Severe Tropical Storm "Usagi," known in the Philippines as Samuel, continues moving westward over the South China Sea and strengthening while approaching southern Vietnam. This is the 27th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season and the 8th tropical...

November 23, 2018