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Tropical Cyclone Tauktae in Arabian Sea will landfall over indian coast of Gujarat evening. The impact area is expected between Porbandar and Mahuva.
The 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season is off to a strong start with Tropical Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea. The cyclone could hit India over the coast of Gujarat at the end of Monday or early Tuesday morning.
Mid-term forecasts suggest an increased risk of cyclogenesis in southeastern Arabian Sea at the end of the week or early next week.
The violent Super Typhoon Surigae immediately exploded the competition, taking the provisional first place of the most 2021 intense cyclone. The system also performed a demonstration of an eye wall replacement cycle.
Surigae became the first typhoon of the 2021 Northwest Pacific typhoon season. The tropical cyclone is still expected to reach a major intensity in the coming days.
03 June 2020: 05 UTC
The coastal regions of western India will be directly impacted by Nisarga. The landfall point should be located south of Mumbai (Bombay). This is only the third direct impact for Maharashtra since 1891.
02 June 2020: 05 UTC
A tropical storm could emerge in Arabian Sea in the coming hours. The system would pose a potential threat to the west coasts of the Indian peninsula. A landfall near the megacity Mumbai (Bombay) is expected.
May 30, 2020: 05 UTC
Coastal regions of the Arabian Peninsula are affected by torrential rain associated with a tropical depression. These rains mainly concern the Sultanate of Oman and Yemen. Off India, a suspect area could evolve into a tropical storm in the coming days.
May 22, 2020: 04 UTC
The 2019/2020 hurricane season of the South Indian Ocean is not yet over. A tropical storm was named Mangga by the Jakarta cyclone center. This system evolves in the middle of the ocean and does not present a major cyclonic danger for inhabited lands.
May 20, 2020: 06 UTC
Tropical cyclone Amphan will strike. Landfall is scheduled for the end of the day or overnight over south of Calcutta. The storm surge could cause an abnormal rise of sea level and cause flooding in areas directly affected by the core of the cyclone.
19 May 2020: 06 UTC
The powerful tropical cyclone Amphan has temporarily weakened due to a eyewall replacement cycle. The system continues to approach the coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh. Landfall in south of Calcutta is expected Wednesday.
18 May 2020: 07 UTC
As expected, Amphan has become a powerful and dangerous tropical cyclone inside Bay of Bengal. Intensity and track forecast is particulary disturbing for the North East India or Bangladesh, with a potentially devastating impact.
May 17, 2020: 08 UTC
Amphan is the first system of the 2020 hurricane season in the North Indian Ocean. It has the potential to become a powerful and dangerous tropical cyclone. Landfall is expected in the middle of next week over West Bengal or Bangladesh
May 16, 2020: 07 UTC
The 2020 hurricane season of the North Indian Ocean is launched. The future Amphan storm is forming in the Bay of Bengal and represents a serious potential threat to India and Bangladesh.
May 14, 2020: 06 UTC
The 2020 Pacific Northwest typhoon season begins strong. Typhoon Vongfong, the first system of the season, hits the Philippines on the island of Samar and should cross the center and north of the archipelago.
May 13, 2020: 14 UTC
Cyclone Vongfong launches the 2020 typhoon season in the Pacific Northwest. The system is a threat to the Philippines. He became the first typhoon of the season. the cyclone could strengthen before impacting the east of the archipelago.
May 13, 2020: 06 UTC
The probability of cyclogenesis for the next 5 days is high in the North Indian Ocean. The suspect zone 91B located in the Southeast sector of the Bay of Bengal could widen significantly with the possibility of the formation of a tropical storm at the end of the week or this Weekend.
April 30, 2020: 11 UTC
The latest trends show an increased risk of a tropical storm formation in Bay of Bengal. A cyclogenesis could take place in the first part of next week in Andaman and Nicobar's area.
April 28, 2020: 09 UTC
The context is favorable to cyclone activity in the Indian Ocean. An active phase of the Madden-Julian oscillation could increase the risk of cyclogenesis in the Bay of Bengal, and launch the 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclonic season.
- February 25, 2020: 06 utc -
Cyclone activity is significant in the Australian region. Two systems are monitored, the ex-tropical cyclone Esther which evolves over the North of Australia and the cyclone Ferdinand on the side of the South-East Indian Ocean.
February 07, 2020: 06 UTC
Damien has reached the tropical cyclone stage. The system should continue on this intensification trend before hitting the Pilbara coast Saturday. Impact is likely to be severe because Damien could become a violent category 4.
February 05, 2020: 10 UTC - The suspect area 92S emerging off the coast of West Australia is expected to evolve into a tropical storm. The system could be named Damien in the next 12/24h.
February 04, 2020: 08 UTC - A tropical storm is expected to form off the west coast of Australia over the next 48 hours. The system could be a potential threat to the Pilbara coasts this weekend.
January 18, 2020: 06 UTC - Tropical cyclone Tino, which is evolving over southwest Pacific, is currently hitting the kingdom of Tonga. The system which passed near the main Fijian islands has been strengthened to reach category 3 on the intensity scale of the Southwest Pacific.
December 23, 2019: 06 UTC - Cyclone activity could restart in the coming days in the Pacific Southwest. The main global models suggest the significant development of a low system in northwest Fiji during this week.
2 December 2019: 06 UTC - The typhoon Kammuri that evolves in the Pacific Northwest will hit the Philippines head on. The cyclone that is strengthening is expected to cross the next few hours the central part of the archipelago.
November 28, 2019: 06 UTC - The typhoon Kammuri evolving in the Western Pacific, left to become a powerful and virulent cyclone. The track forecasts are unfavorable for the Philippines.
November 9, 2019: 07 UTC - The tropical cyclone Bulbul will impact the shores of West Bengal and Bangladesh late in the day and into the night. Bulbul will still be a strong storm at the moment of impact despite an expected weakening.
November 8, 2019: 09 UTC - Cyclone Bulbul evolving in the Bay of Bengal is a serious threat for Bangladesh. A direct impact on this country particularly exposed to the risk of storm surge is expected during this weekend.
November 6, 2019: 07 UTC - The North Indian Ocean continues to be active. India is encircled by the storm Maha which should end its race over Gujarat and by Ex-Matmo which is reinforced in the Bay of Bengal.
November 4, 2019: 07 UTC - Cyclone activity continues in the North Indian Ocean. In the Arabian Sea, Maha became the equivalent of a category 3 on the Saffir Simpson scale and threatens Gujarat, while Matmo from the Pacific re-emerged over the Andaman Sea.
October 31, 2019: 05 UTC - The cyclonic activity in the Arabian Sea is busy with two simultaneous systems. Kyarr continues to weaken towards Socotra, while Maha, who was recently named, is expected to strengthen and move toward Arabian Peninsula.
October 30, 2019: 05 UTC - Cyclone activity continues in the Arabian Sea with two centers of interest. In the North, Kyarr continues to lose intensity, while in the Southeast, a new cyclogenesis is in progress in the Lakshadweep-Maldives area.
29 October 2019: 04 UTC - Kyarr who made the show in recent days begins to weaken. A new cyclogenesis could start in the second half of the week from suspect area 99A located in southwestern of Sri Lanka.
October 28, 2019: 06 UTC - Kyarr became Sunday 27th an impressive Super Cyclonic Storm, which corresponds to the top of the intensity scale in the North Indian Ocean. The future of the cyclone is very uncertain. Where will he go? This is the question everyone is asking today.
October 27, 2019: 04 UTC - As expected, tropical cyclone Kyarr is significantly stronger than it is to reach an intensity rarely seen in the Arabian Sea. It should become a Super Cyclonic Storm and could become one of the most powerful cyclones in the history of the North Indian Ocean.
October 26, 2019: 05 UTC - Tropical cyclone Kyarr could experience a phase of rapid intensification. According to the RSMC of New Delhi, it is not excluded that it reaches the stage of Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm, which is the equivalent of a category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
October 25, 2019: 06 UTC - The North Indian Ocean awakes with, as expected, the formation of Cyclonic Storm Kyarr. The system that seems to have the potential to become a tropical cyclone in the next few days, will head to the Arabian Peninsula.
October 24, 2019: 05 UTC - The cyclone activity is about to restart in the North Indian Ocean. Cyclogenesis is underway in the Arabian Sea and is expected to result in the next birth of Cyclonic Storm Kyarr.
October 23, 2019: 08 UTC - Cyclonic activity could to wake up in the North Indian Ocean in this coming days. The global models suggest a cyclogenesis over the Arabian Sea. It's not exclude that cyclonic storm stage could be reach during the next 48 to 72 hours.
October 16, 2019: The RSMC Nadi, Fiji, has published its cyclone outlook for the 2019/2020 season in the Southwest Pacific. Between 5 to 8 storms could be named of which 2 to 4 could reach category 3 or more.
October 13, 2019: 11 UTC - Typhoon Hagibis generated torrential rains over Japan, beating many rainfall records. For the moment, there are 14 fatalities and many missing. Hagibis is the 7th system to directly or indirectly affect the main Japanese islands.
October 12, 2019: 06 UTC - Typhoon Hagibis is on final approach to Japan. The impact is imminent and should take place in the coming hours on Honshu Island. The trajectory makes the cyclone should pass near or over the megacity Tokyo.
October 10, 2019: 05 UTC - The Super Typhoon Hagibis makes resistance by maintaining a particularly high intensity. The powerful cyclone continues to head to Japan and a direct impact on Honshu and the Tokyo metropolitan area during this weekend is expected.
October 9, 2019: 05 UTC - The Super Typhoon Hagibis has strengthened again reaching for the 2nd time the equivalent of a category 5 on the scale of Saffir Simpson. A direct impact over Japan during this weekend remains the most likely scenario.
October 8, 2019: 06 UTC - The powerful Super Typhoon Hagibis crossed the Mariana Islands last night. He is now heading for Japan with a possible impact this weekend.
October 7, 2019: 04 UTC - The typhoon Hagibis that evolves in the Pacific Northwest will cross the Marianas. The cyclone that should become one of the most powerful of the season represents a potential threat for Japan.
October 05, 2019: 05 UTC - Global models are agree for the formation of a powerful typhoon in the Pacific Northwest, over the next few days. This system is expected to cross the Mariana Islands early next week
October 02, 2019: 05 UTC - Hurricane Lorenzo, which continues to weaken, has transited closer to the archipelago of the Azores. Rapid transition to a powerful post-tropical/extratropical cyclone is expected. The system is heading now from the UK and landfall is expected over Ireland.
September 30, 2019: 06 UTC - Hurricane Lorenzo heads for the Azores archipelago. A degradation is expected from Tuesday evening and hurricane conditions are possible Wednesday on the archipelago. Will Lorenzo impact Europe after the Azores? The point in the article.
September 27, 2019: 05 UTC - With an intensity of 125 kt and a minimum central pressure of 939 hPa, Hurricane Lorenzo enters the cyclonic history of the North Atlantic. Never had such a powerful system been observed on the eastern basin since the beginning of the satellite era.
September 26, 2019: 12 UTC - Lorenzo continues to strengthen in the North Atlantic and became the 3rd major hurricane of the 2019 season. It is now a dangerous tropical cyclone close to category 4. Gusts near the eye are of 135 kt according NHC.
September 25, 2019: 11 UTC - Lorenzo became the 5th hurricane of the 2019 hurricane season. The system is still expected to become a large and major hurricane in the coming days while evolving on the eastern and central Atlantic.
September 25, 2019: 08 UTC - The tropical cyclone Hikaa has as expected landfall over the Sultanate of Oman last night. The remains of the cyclone is rapidly weakening over the desert of the Arabian Peninsula.
September 24, 2019: 11 UTC - The tropical storm Lorenzo evolving in the North Atlantic has the potential to become a major hurricane in the coming days. If any risk to Lesser Antilles seems to be ruled out, it could eventually get closer to the Azores.
September 24, 2019: 06 UTC - Hikaa defies forecasts by becoming a tropical cyclone, contrary to what was expected. It is henceforth a dangerous phenomenon that will impact Oman at the end of today.
September 23, 2019: 07 UTC - The 2019 cyclone season of the North Indian Ocean restarted with the tropical storm Hikaa in Arabian Sea. The system that is not expected to become a major cyclone should end its days on the shores of the Sultanate of Oman midweek.
September 22, 2019: 07 UTC - Cyclone activity could restart in the North Indian Ocean? Cyclogenesis could develop over the next few days in the Arabian Sea, according to global model.
September 18, 2019: 12 UTC - Hyper cyclonic activity in the East Pacific and Atlantic. At least 6 storms or hurricanes are tracked by the National Hurricane Hunter. And it is not excluded that other system are formed over the next few days.
September 15, 2019: 10 UTC - Tropical Storm Humberto slowly moves away from the Bahamas. It should become a hurricane and track toward Bermuda. Florida is expected to stay away from Humberto.
September 14, 2019: 10 UTC - The North Atlantic Basin is currently active. In addition to tropical storm Humberto moving near the Bahamas, several suspect areas are heading to tLesser Antilles. It is not excluded that one of them can significantly developed.
September 12, 2019: 19 UTC - A tropical disturbance is under surveillance in the North Atlantic. The system that should cross the Bahamas Archipelago could become a depression or a tropical storm over the next 24 or 48 hours.
September 9, 2019: 04 UTC - The eye of typhoon Faxai crossed Tokyo Bay in the night from Sunday to Monday. The cyclone generated strong winds and heavy rains in the world's most populated area.
September 8, 2019: 09 UTC - The typhoon Faxai which evolves in the Pacific Northwest tracked towards Tokyo. The center of the cyclone is expected to directly impact the region of the world's most populated agglomeration tonight.
September 7, 2019: 06 UTC - Typhoon Linling hit North Korea coast this morning. At the same time, Typhoon Faxai, which is expected to strengthen significantly, is a serious threat to Japan.
September 6, 2019: 11 UTC - Hurricane Dorian transits near of the North Carolina coast. At the same time, a suspect area numbered 94L, located in the Cape Verde region is under surveillance.
September 6, 2019: 05 UTC - Surreal image of the eye of Hurricane Dorian captured from Abaco Island. This image was taken by hurricane chaser Jim Edds on September 02 in Hope Town, located in the north of Elbow Cay Island which was the first island impacted by the eye wall.
September 5, 2019: 10 UTC - The eye of typhoon Lingling crossed the Japanese islands of Miyako. At the same time, the cyclone has strengthened and generates gusts of 240 km/h near the eye. The next target could be the Korean peninsula. A second storm called Faxai that could landfall over Japan is under surveillance.
September 5, 2019: 06 UTC - The aerial images of the Abacos Islands show the extent of the disaster. The terrible hurricane Dorian he grinded northern Bahamas. The latest human toll reports at least 20 fatalities.
September 4, 2019: 07 UTC - The typhoon Lingling that evolves in the Pacific Northwest threatens the Japanese islands Ryukyu and Korea Peninsula. This system is expected to become a dangerous tropical cyclone in the next 24h.
September 03, 2019: 12 UTC - The images of destruction in the North of the Bahamas after hurricane Dorian are impressive. The Abacos Islands are ravaged and we are waiting for the hurricane to be removed to know the extent of the disaster in Grand Bahama. At the same time, the morbid count began.
September 02, 2019: 14 UTC - The eye of Hurricane DORIAN is blocked over Grand Bahama, aggravating the storm surge on the island. The storm surge is 5 to 7m above normal tide levels with higher destructive waves.
September 02, 2019: 07 UTC - Ferocious hurricane Dorian continues his destructive course through Atlantic. After sowing chaos on the Abacos Islands, the eye of the powerful cyclone crosses slowly Grand Bahama from east to west. It's probably a terrifying night on the island.
September 01, 2019: 17 UTC - Dorian has become a hurricane with absolute violence. It's now a category 5, which represents the top of Saffir Simpson's intensity scale. The eye of this monster is currently over Abaco Island. Dorian is the stongest hurricane ever on modern record over the Bahamas according to NHC.
September 01, 2019 : 13 UTC - The powerful and violent hurricane DORIAN hit the northern Bahamas. Wind gusts in the eye wall is estimated to 160 kt.. The impact is going to be terrifying for Abaco soon and Grand Bahama Island.
August 31, 2019: 10 UTC - Dorian has become a powerful and violent category 4 hurricane. The cloud pattern of the cyclone is very impressive. With max winds of 120 kt (140 mph), is strongest winds for Hurricane Atlantic during August since Gustav in 2008 according to Philip Klotzbach.
August 30, 2019: 16 UTC - Hurricane DORIAN strengthens in North Atlantic. Cyclone is expected to become an extremely dangerous major hurricane soon and could hit northern Bahamas and Florida likely as a category 4.
August 29, 2019: 11 UTC - Dorian has slapped virgin islands who have experienced cyclonic conditions. The hurricane is expected strengthening again and rapid intensification could occur. It should become first major hurricane of 2019 season.
28 August 2019: 16 UTC - DORIAN would he be revealing his true nature? A moribund system not long ago, it could become a cat.3 major hurricane before approaching Florida in the next few days. In this moment, DORIAN cross virgin islands and should pass near Puerto Rico.
August 28, 2019: 07 UTC - Tropical storm DORIAN crossed Southern Lesser Antilles Tuesday morning. The system caused heavy rains and floods on Martinique. DORIAN now skirts the Lesser Antilles and heads to Puerto Rico. It could become a hurricane and threaten Florida.
August 27, 2019: 11 UTC - Tropical Storm DORIAN crosses Southern Lesser Antilles. Center of the system transits near St. Lucia. Martinique is affected by a significant stormy weather. DORIAN will now track towards Hispaniola or Puerto Rico.
27 August 2019: 06 UTC - Tropical system over western Pacific has reached the stage of moderate tropical storm according Tokyo RSMC. He was named PODUL (JENNY) and headed straight for the Northern Philippines that he should cross in the next few hours.
August 26, 2019: 12:00 UTC - Tropical storm DORIAN, in North Atlantic bassin, is gradually strengthening. the storm will cross Windward Islands on Tuesday 27 at the start of the day near Saint Lucia. Martinique remains in YELLOW cyclonic warning.
August 26, 2019 : 05 UTC - Suspect area 99W in the western Pacific is under constant surveillance. The system could strengthen slightly before crossing Philippines. It is not excluded that the phenomenon has a second life in South China Sea.
The global cyclonic news is currently marked by Hurricane BUD, which is evolving over pacific North-East. CIMSS (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies) published on its blog an amazing satellite IR loop of the cyclone at the moment when it peaked at Category 4 intensity.
The 2018 hurricane season in the northeastern Pacific begins like cannonball. After hurricane ALETTA, it is the turn of BUD to animate debates in this hurricane basin. The system is slightly stronger, but is expected to weaken as it approaches Mexican peninsula Baja California.
Low pressure area over eastcentral and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a depression according Regional Specialized Meteorological Center (RSMC) of New Delhi. It is expected to cross Rakhine Coasts, between Sittwe and Kyauk Phyu during next 9 hours in Myanmar.
The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm MEKUNU intensified into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and cross south Oman-southeast Yemen coasts between 53 0E and 54 0E close to south of Salalah, around midnight of today, the 25 th May, 2018.
Tropical cyclone MEKUNU was centered at 0300UTC near 13.3 0N and 55.4 0E, about 440 km south-southeast of Salalah (Oman). It is expected to cross south Oman - southeast Yemen coasts with wind speed of 160-170 kmph gusting to 190 kmph around 26th May, 2018 morning.
MEKUNU rapidly intensified into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (hurricane stage) according New Delhi Cyclone Center. Environmental conditions remain favorable to the intensification and landfall over Oman south coast is expected saturday morning.
Cyclogenesis that was declared in Arabian Sea has as expected, resulted in the birth of the tropical storm MEKUNU. This is the second system of this 2018 North Indian cyclonic season. The Arabian Peninsula is in the line of sight of this system which is expected to significantly strengthen.
The situation is evolving rapidly in the Arabian Sea with the formation of a new tropical cyclone, which could reach criteria to be baptized MEKUNU during this day of Tuesday, May 22nd. The latest track trends continue to pose a potential threat to the Arabian Peninsula for this weekend.
Southwest indian ocean cyclone season 2016/2017 is atypical. The cyclonic basin has been silent since October and the subtropical depression Bransby. The season 2016/2017 struggles to get going and enters the club closed seasons without systems in November and December.
At 0000UTC, the system was positioned by 14.3E and 115.2S at 760 km from Port Hedland on the northwest coast of Australia. It was moving slowly to the east at 6 km/h. The last hours were difficult for Yvette who was downgraded to a Tropical Depression. Perth Cyclone Center indicates that there is still chance for the system to reactivate near the coast.