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How Hurricanes Form

This is the first part of how hurricanes are formed, updates or additions may be made in the future. Hurricanes, tropical cyclones, typhoons- Whatever you want to call them, these storms are some of the most destructive in the world. They are called hurricanes when they occur in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific and typhoons when they occur in Northwest Pacific, while when these storms occur in the Indian ocean they are referred to as tropical cyclones.…

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New Radar Application

Over the past few days I have been helping a friend  of mine in developing an interesting web application for the South African Weather Radar which is provided by the SAWS, another weather enthusiast. While none of this would be possible without the SAWS radar we did feel that there were some issues which are not covered with the current radar data, namely: * Animated radar images to track the current storms movement and view storm development *Static radar images with a map overlay to view real storm location *Historical radar images for research and posting purposes And since Andrew MacPherson has development skills and I have the weather knowledge we built ASH (Animated Static and Historical Radar Information), you can view it at: weather.punks.co.za/weather/ This is a temporary testing URL and will be changed soon after the testing is done.…

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Unusual Summer

This summer has seem some fairly unusual weather thus far. Usually temperatures in the Western Cape soar between the months of January and February and historically are the hottest months for Cape Town, though this year while January had some rather warm days it was more mild than one would expect for that month.…

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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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Tropical Storm Maysak – Future Super Typhoon?
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Tropical Storm Maysak – Future Super Typhoon?

The Pacific Ocean is currently playing host to a newly developed tropical storm system named Maysak. Tropical Storm Maysak is currently located East-Southeast of the island of Guam. Over the course of the next 5 days the storm is expected to move West-Northwest, with increasing wind speeds as it moves over areas of low shear and favourable sea surface temperatures (as is often the case with Pacific storms).…

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