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Typhoon Meranti threatens parts of Southeast Asia

The western North Pacific has had a quieter than average typhoon season so far with only five tropical storms attaining typhoon status (winds of 74 mph or greater). However, the latest storm which formed over the weekend, named Meranti, has … Continue reading

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Northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season starts to peak

Climatologically, tropical cyclone activity across the northern hemisphere often peaks in the period from late August through the first half of September. This year is no exception with six tropical cyclones currently active across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Pacific … Continue reading

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Met Office predicts slightly above-average Atlantic hurricane season

The Met Office is predicting that the most likely number of tropical storms to form in the Atlantic between June and November will be 14 according to its long-range Atlantic tropical storm forecast for 2016 released today. There is a … Continue reading

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Late Season Hurricane Sandra Heading for Mexico

The North Pacific Ocean has seen exceptional levels of tropical cyclone activity this season as reported in this blog over the last few months. By the end of November it is usual to see the season drawing to a close … Continue reading

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Cyclone Chapala brings flooding rains to Yemen

Our blog yesterday reported on the imminent landfall of Cyclone Chapala which was located in the Gulf of Aden. As expected the cyclone made landfall over Yemen in the early hours of Tuesday UK time. Winds averaged over one minute … Continue reading

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The latest on Hurricane Patricia

Hurricane Patricia made landfall at 6.15pm local time on 23rd October as a category 5 hurricane near Cuixmala, Jalisco, on the pacific coast of Mexico.  This is a relatively low populated area, 55 miles from the nearest significant city Manzanillo. … Continue reading

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Record breaking Hurricane Patricia expected to make landfall over Mexico

Hurricane Patricia has developed in the eastern Pacific and after a period of rapid intensification has become the most intense hurricane in the eastern Pacific in recorded history. US Air Force aircraft have been flying reconnaissance missions in and around … Continue reading

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Hurricane Joaquin lashes the Bahamas but will it hit the USA?

In recent months attention has focused on the very active tropical cyclone season in the Pacific Ocean brought about primarily by the strong El Niño which has developed this year. Meanwhile, the Atlantic has been very quiet with most tropical … Continue reading

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Typhoon Dujuan strikes Taiwan

Typhoon Dujuan has today (Monday 28 September) made landfall over Taiwan on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean with sustained winds well in excess of 100 mph. Dujuan is expected to drop large amounts of rainfall – 500mm is … Continue reading

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Active Pacific tropical cyclone season continues

Early September marks the half way point in the northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season and is often the time when we see the highest levels of activity – so how is this season shaping up? As reported in a news … Continue reading

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