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TC ATU

Posted by feww on February 20, 2011

ATU Strengthens to a Cat 2 Cyclone

TROPICAL CYCLONE ATU (TC 17P), was located about 830km west of NADI, FIJI, at 12:00UTC (position: near 17.2ºS 170.1ºE), moving ESE at about 7kmph.  ATU has sustained winds of about 170kmph, with wind gusts of up to 200kmph.

ATU could further intensify to a Cat. 3C Cyclone (see FIRE-EARTH New Hurricane Scale) in the next 48 hours.

[FIRE-EARTH estimates are based on data from JTWC and other sources.]


Cyclone ATU – IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement) Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.


Cyclone ATU – IR Satellite Image (BD Enhancement). Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.


Cyclone ATU
Projected Path – IR/VIS  Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

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Super Typhoon Phet – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on June 3, 2010

Super Typhoon Phet Raging Over the Arabian Sea


Super Cyclone Phet, Visible Image (1-km res). Source: CIMSS – Click images to enlarge.


Super Cyclone Phet, projected path and Intensity. Source: CIMSS


Super Cyclone Phet, SSMIS Brightness Temperature (85GHz).
Source: CIMSS


Tropical Cyclone Phet approaches the coast of Oman.
MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on June 2, 2010. Source: NASA
E/O.

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Tropical Cyclone ULUI – UPDATE Mar 20

Posted by feww on March 20, 2010

SEE LATEST UPDATE AT >> TC ULUI – MAR 20 — 2nd UPDATE

Cyclones in NH: More Character?

TC ULUI has further weakened to a tropical storm with sustained winds of about 105 km/hr

Residents on the east coast of Australia in locations between about 17ºS and 27ºS should already be experiencing moderate to heavy winds accompanied by rain.

Cyclone ULUI  (TC 20P) Details on March 20 at 00:01UTC

  • Position: 19.3S 153.8E
  • Max Sustained Winds:  105 km/hr (~ 55 kt)
  • Wind Gusts: 130 km/hr (~ 70 kt)
  • Movement:  SW (225 degrees)
  • Forward Speed:  ~ 24 km/hr (13 kt)
  • Location: About 900 ESE of Cairns
  • Maximum significant wave height: 7m (22 feet)
  • Sources: JTWC, CIMSS and others.
  • Comments: The cyclone’s deep convection has developed slightly, though  partially. ULUI is expected to weaken further before reaching ashore in about a day or so, and dissipate within a day thereafter.
  • Australia’s own Bureau of Meteorology has warned that up to 30cm of rain could fall in areas under  the projected path of TC ULUI.


Cyclone ULUI Vis/IR Satellite image with GFS forecast track superimposed. Source CIMSS. Click Images to enlarge.

On the Ground …

Meanwhile, Australia’s Queensland prime minister (they have one for each state), Anna Bligh, has lost her nerve declaring a disaster zone across the state’s central and northern coast a day ahead of cyclone ULUI arrival.

Bligh declared the Townsville, Burdekin, Whitsunday, Charters Towers, Mackay, Isaac, Rockhampton and Central Highlands as disaster areas.

“This declaration is in anticipation that some properties may need to be evacuated in the coming hours as Tropical Cyclone Ului approaches and then crosses the North Queensland coast,” she said.

“The declaration gives Emergency Services agencies the power of mandatory evacuations (!) if required.”


Cyclone ULUI – 1km Visible Image. The center of ULUI appears as a slight depression near 19S, 154E on this image.
Source CIMSS. Click Images to enlarge.


Tropical Cyclone ULUI
– Visible [postcard]  image – MTSAT 1R – Dated March 20, 2010 at 00:00UTC.   Source: Digital Typhoon.  Click image to enlarge.

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