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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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Taiwan preparing for violent Typhoon

A Typhoon is expected to bring flooding to parts of Taiwan and eastern China later this week with 500-700mm of rain forecast. Typhoon Soudelor is at the moment moving through the northwestern Pacific Ocean and looks likely to track across … Continue reading

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Active tropical storm season in the Northwest Pacific as another typhoon heads for the Philippines

Typhoon Noul is currently to the east of the Philippines in the Northwest Pacific, and is heading steadily west-northwest. Noul is expected to continue moving towards the Philippines whilst intensifying further to a very strong typhoon. The storm is expected … Continue reading

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Cyclone Ita making landfall over Queensland

A cyclone is making landfall over Queensland, Australia with winds of up to 145 mph expected, together with heavy rain and a storm surge which is likely to cause disruption for coastal communities. Forecasts have been successfully predicting the track … Continue reading

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Typhoon Haiyan heading for the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan is set to make landfall over the central Philippines on Friday bringing extremely strong winds and heavy rain to the region. Typhoon Haiyan is the 11th typhoon to form in the west Pacific during an exceptionally active period … Continue reading

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The severe storm this weekend and why it’s not a hurricane

There is much coverage of the storm heading our way later this weekend with mentions of it being a ‘hurricane’. This is not strictly correct as we don’t get hurricanes in the UK and this is why. Hurricanes are warm … Continue reading

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Cyclones set to strike India and the Philippines

While the tropical storm and cyclone season for the northern hemisphere has been relatively quiet this year, the last few weeks has seen a spike in activity with three tropical cyclones currently active. The north Indian Ocean sees tropical storms … Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclones Batter Mexico and China

September is usually the most active month of the year for tropical cyclones and the last week has seen several destructive storms develop. Mexico came under attack last week on both its Gulf and Pacific coastlines from Hurricanes Ingrid and … Continue reading

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Humberto is the first hurricane in a quiet season so far

The Atlantic hurricane season is usually reaching its peak during the first half of September, but so far the season has been very quiet. Humberto has just become the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. In the last 70 years … Continue reading

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Cyclone twins form in the Indian Ocean

April to June each year usually sees the transition from the southern to the northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season. During this time it is possible to see cyclones in both hemispheres simultaneously. Furthermore, cyclone ‘twins’ sometimes develop at approximately the … Continue reading

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