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Tropical Update

In the previous article I was discussing what was then Hurricane Irene and her progression towards the East Coast of the United States. For a quick meteorological summary of Irene from that point onwards, after pounding the Bahamas where she is reported to have damaged as much as 90% of housing on one of the islands, Hurricane Irene moved towards the East Coast.…

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Snow, Snow and more Snow

There were plenty of warnings issued by the South African Weather Service earlier in the week regarding the possibility for heavy snow falls as well as very cold temperatures across large parts of the country. They were spot on as temperatures dropped to below zero in many parts, with maximum temperatures in Elliot peaking at just under 4’C.…

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Subtropical Depression Dando

So we’re into the summer season now and with the summer season comes an increase in tropical activity off the east coast of South Africa. These summer cyclones that occur usually don’t have an effect on South African weather and tend to move south before approaching the S.A coast line, though is not always the case and storms like Eline in 2000 which made landfall in Mozambique.…

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Video Footage of Enawo Landfall in Madagascar
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Video Footage of Enawo Landfall in Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Enawo made landfall yesterday morning just north of Antalaha, Madagascar with winds in excess of 100kt. The storm has since weakened to 30kt, but still poses serious flood risks as it moves south through the country, and will soon be affecting larger populations in the cities near the central parts of the country.…

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100kt Enawo Set For Intense Landfall Within 12 hours
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100kt Enawo Set For Intense Landfall Within 12 hours

Tropical Cyclone Enawo underwent rapid intensification today, ramping itself up to a 100kt Intense Tropical Cyclone, with landfall almost a certainty at this point. This brings the storm into the ‘Category 4 Tropical Cyclone’ category, when using the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale format.…

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Tropical Storm Enawo Gains Strength, Takes Aim At Madagascar
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Tropical Storm Enawo Gains Strength, Takes Aim At Madagascar

Despite some struggles last night, tropical storm Enawo has maintained itself over the past 36 hours, with maximum winds currently at 45kt, and is located to the east of northern Madagascar. The storm’s satellite appearance continues to impress with a very wide circulation and impressive inflow pattern.…

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Tropical Cyclone Threat For Madagascar
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Tropical Cyclone Threat For Madagascar

Image by Mtotec We have a new named storm in the Indian Ocean, with invest 95S off the north east of Madagascar being upgraded to a Moderate Tropical Storm this morning in the 06z update from Meteo France. The storm has taken on the name Enawo, and is the 5th named storm of the season for the basin.…

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Major Hurricane Matthew – Massive Damage Potential
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Major Hurricane Matthew – Massive Damage Potential

Hurricane Matthew has been moving slowly in the Caribbean this past week, after strengthening rapidly over the weekend. In fact, the storm grew in strength from a mere category 1 hurricane to a ferocious category 5 with wind speeds of 160mph in a period of less than 24 hours.…

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Hurricane Patricia Sets World Records
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Hurricane Patricia Sets World Records

While the Atlantic remains quiet, Hurricane Patricia in the Eastern Pacific has become the strongest ever hurricane within the basin, with latest official measurements at 185mph (sustained surface winds), with higher gusts and a central pressure of 892mb (Recon data showed flight level winds of 179kt measured).…

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2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Arrives Early
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2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Arrives Early

Despite the recently declared El Nino, known for inhibiting tropical activity, the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season got off to an early start last week with the development of Tropical Storm Ana. Forming on the 8th of May, Ana, as  Ana before her (2003) is one of the earliest tropical storm formations for the Atlantic, with the hurricane season only officially starting on June 1st.…

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Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts – Produces Amazing Photographs
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Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts – Produces Amazing Photographs

Chile’s Calbuco volcano, located near Peurto Montt erupted this week, sending a plume of ash into the sky. The eruption, which caused the evacuation of around 4000 people, left photographers in the area with mixed feelings. Despite the chaos and fear associated with volcanic eruptions, some volcanoes offer a treat to the eyes.…

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Wunderground.com are currently offering a 1-year free premium membership, with the use of a promotional code – until the 4th of May 2015. Wunderground (Weather Underground) is a popular weather news and forecasting site offering forecasts, radar, satellite and a collection of other useful maps.…

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Maysak Becomes Season’s First Super Typhoon
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Maysak Becomes Season’s First Super Typhoon

A few days ago a post was made on Tropical Storm Maysak and the potential it posed to make it to Super Typhoon status. Yesterday that milestone was reached when Maysak was assigned Super Typhoon status and at the time of publication was moving WNW with 160mph / 260km/h (1-minute average) winds. …

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