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Tag Archives: Typhoon
Europe (not including the UK) Heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to affect parts of the northern Mediterranean today. Southern France and northwest Italy could see another 50-150mm of rain, following on from similar amounts yesterday (Thursday). “Red” warnings for heavy … Continue reading
Hurricane Matthew After forming just to the east of the Caribbean 11 days earlier, Hurricane Matthew finally ended its life as a tropical cyclone just off the coast of North Carolina in the USA this weekend. Although Matthew weakened to … Continue reading
Hurricane Matthew has continued to slowly weaken and is currently a category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Matthew is expected to move north, then northeast through the rest of Saturday along the coast of South Carolina, before turning east … Continue reading
Hurricane Matthew Hurricane Matthew made landfall over the south-west of Haiti yesterday as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with sustained winds near 145 mph. It was the strongest hurricane to make landfall over Haiti since … Continue reading
Over the weekend Hurricane Matthew made headlines as it became the first hurricane in the Atlantic or Caribbean to reach category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale since Felix in 2007. Although its intensity soon dropped back slightly, it … Continue reading
People in some parts of the globe are anticipating the arrival of extreme weather. Australia Thousands of homes in South Australia are without power as an unusually deep area of low pressure moves across the area bringing gale force winds, … Continue reading
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
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
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