Tropical Storms

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More than 100 people dead, millions affected by Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" in India and Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" has left more than more than 100 people dead and thousands more homeless in India and Bangladesh after it made landfall on May 20, 2020. The storm left a path of destruction in both of the countries' coastal areas, affecting...

May 22, 2020

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Amphan" hits India and Bangladesh, leaving a trail of destruction

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Amphan" has left a trail of destruction in the state of Odisha before making landfall between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya island in Bangladesh around 09:00 UTC (14:30 LT) on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Around three million...

May 20, 2020

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Amphan unexpectedly intensifies into Super Cyclonic Storm -- strongest named storm of the 2020 northern hemisphere season

Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" unexpectedly intensified into a rare Super Cyclonic Storm on May 18, 2020 -- becoming the northern hemisphere's strongest tropical cyclone in 2020. This storm can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained...

May 18, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" intensifying in the Bay of Bengal, landfall expected along the India - Bangladesh border

Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" formed at around 15:00 UTC on May 16, 2020, in the southeastern Bay of Bengal as the first named storm of the 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone is intensifying and is expected to make landfall along the India -...

May 17, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Arthur" forms off the coast of Florida as the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

A depression east of Florida has strengthened into Tropical Storm "Arthur" at 03:00 UTC on May 17, 2020, as the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The season officially starts on June 1 and ends on November 30, dates that...

May 17, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Arthur" expected to form near Bahamas -- the first of 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

A storm system is expected to form near the Bahamas this weekend, potentially bringing rain and causing rough seas to parts of the Southeast coast into the following week. Once it becomes a storm, it will be named Arthur -- the first of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane...

May 16, 2020

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TC "Ambo" (Vongfong) to make landfall over the Philippines -- the 2020 Pacific typhoon season's first named storm

Tropical Depression "Ambo" -- the first named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season -- has developed east of Mindanao, Philippines, on May 10, 2020. As of 02:00 UTC (10:00 LT) on May 12, the storm is almost stationary with maximum sustained winds of 56...

May 12, 2020

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ONE-E forms as the earliest East Pacific tropical depression on record

A tropical depression -- designated ONE-E --formed far off the coast of Baja California, East Pacific Ocean on Saturday, April 25, 2020, as the earliest East Pacific Ocean tropical depression on record. The season officially runs from May 15 to November 30. The...

April 26, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Harold" aftermath: Widespread destruction across Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga

Tropical Cyclone "Harold" lashed Tonga on Thursday, April 9, 2020, after leaving major destruction across the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji. Harold is the first Category 5 severe tropical cyclone to form in the South Pacific basin since 2018 and so...

April 09, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Harold" leaves a trail of destruction across Vanuatu and Fiji -- passing over Tonga

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Harold" left a path of destruction across Fiji on April 8, 2020, just 2 days after its devastating impact on Vanuatu -- the country's second-strongest cyclone on record. Harold's eye is passing just south of Tonga at 22:00...

April 08, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Harold" heading toward Fiji

After wreaking havoc across Vanuatu, Severe Tropical Cyclone "Harold" is now heading toward Fiji where the country's disaster management office has activated its national emergency operations center. At 09:00 UTC on April 7, Category 4 Severe Tropical...

April 07, 2020

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Severe damage, disrupted communications as Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone "Harold" hits Vanuatu

Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone "Harold" continues to move southeast over the Coral Sea after making landfall over Vanuatu's Espiritu Santo Island at around 00:00 UTC (11:00 LT) and Pentecost at around 07:10 UTC on April 6, 2020, with maximum...

April 06, 2020

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Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone "Harold" closing in on Vanuatu - Red Alert in effect for Sanma, Penama and Malampa provinces

Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone "Harold" is closing in on Vanuatu. A Red Alert is in effect for Sanma, Penama and Malampa provinces, and Yellow Alert for Torba and Shefa. Damaging gale force winds, destructive storm force winds and hurricane-force winds...

April 05, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Harold" leaves 28 missing in Solomon Islands, set to make landfall over Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone "Harold" remains active over the Solomon Sea after it made landfall over the San Cristobal Island on April 2, 2020. Following this, about 28 people aboard a ferry went missing due to rough seas. Harold is the 8th named storm of the 2019/20...

April 03, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Herold" brings severe flooding to Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Herold" formed in the Indian Ocean near the coast of Madagascar on March 13, 2020, causing severe flooding in the northeastern part of the country which resulted in one fatality. Herold is the 8th named storm of the 2019/20 Southwest...

March 16, 2020

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More than 100 000 in Southern Africa still suffering a year after catastrophic tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth

A year after the devastation brought by unusually powerful tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth, over 100 000 survivors are still suffering, particularly in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. On March 14, 2019, Tropical Cyclone "Idai" made landfall in the...

March 10, 2020

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Ex-tropical Cyclone "Esther" dumps a month's worth of rain on Melbourne-- city's highest March rainfall since 1929, Australia

More than a month's worth of rain brought by the remnants of Ex-tropical Cyclone "Esther" soaked Melbourne overnight March 5, 2020, resulting in widespread flooding and major damage to buildings. The city recorded 54.6 mm (2.1 inches) of rain in a...

March 06, 2020