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The latest on Hurricane Matthew and Typhoon Chaba

Hurricane Matthew Hurricane Matthew has strengthened slightly as it has tracked slowly north towards Haiti. It is making landfall over the southwestern tip of Haiti as a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with sustained winds near … Continue reading

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Typhoon Melor bringing stormy weather to the Philippines

After an extremely active northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season in 2015, the last couple of weeks have been very quiet. This is not unusual as the season often tails off in November and December. However, there has been a sting … Continue reading

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Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit has made landfall in the eastern Philippines, on a very similar track to the one forecast on Friday. Hagupit (known as Ruby locally in the Philippines) made landfall in the central/east part of the island of Samar, at … Continue reading

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Severe Tropical Storm Rammasun makes landfall in the Philippines

A severe tropical storm is bringing damaging winds and very high rainfall totals to the Philippines over the coming days as it heads over the island chain. Severe Tropical Storm Rammasun (also known locally as Typhoon Glenda) has already made … Continue reading

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Cyclone Phailin and more Pacific Typhoons

As per forecasts discussed in our blog last week, Cyclone Phailin struck the east coast of India over the weekend with winds estimated at near 130 mph. It brought a strong storm surge along the coast and more than 230 … Continue reading

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Typhoon Roke brings heavy rain and strong winds to Japan

Typhoon Roke made landfall at about 0600 UTC 21 September near Hamamatsu on the south coast of Japan. Winds were estimated to be close to 100 mph near the typhoon centre and the lowest central pressure recorded was 952mb. Rainbands extended along way ahead … Continue reading

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