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UPDATE 2: Tropical Cyclone Laurence (06S)

Posted by feww on December 16, 2009

TC Laurence Intensifies to 167 km Sustained Winds

Active Tropical Cyclone in Southern Hemisphere

  • Date Time: December 16 09:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 16.3ºS, 124.2ºE
  • Location:  Located approximately 440 nmi northeast of Port Hedland, Australia
  • Movement: Has been tracking 185 degrees  at 08  knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  075 knots, Gusts 090 knots [compared with winds of 35 kt and gusts of 45 kt 48 hrs ago; and 075 kt,   24 hors ago]
  • Max Significant Wave Heights:  Laurence is now located over land.

Based on the current forecast track, the system is now expected to move further inland and dissipate within the next 60- 72 hours. ALL but two models agree.

Top Left: NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite captured this image of Laurence’s rainfall on Dec. 14 at 5:29 p.m. ET (2329 UTC). TRMM revealed a well defined center of circulation in Laurence with areas of heavy rain (red) up to 2 inches per hour. Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

Top Right: NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite 3-D image shows thunderstorm tops reaching about 9.3 miles high in various sides of Cyclone Laurence (red). The red areas also indicate rainfall at about 2 inches per hour. Credit: Hal Pierce.


Severe Tropical Cyclone Laurence. AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY/ TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE PERTH/ TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP/  Issued at 2:41 pm WST Wednesday 16 December 2009. Image may be subject to copyright. Click on images to enlarge.

Remarks by BOM:

  • Severe Tropical Cyclone Laurence is a small but very intense tropical cyclone having VERY DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts to 260 km/h .
  • Laurence is expected to weaken overnight IF it  moves  in a generally southerly direction towards Derby.
  • HEAVY RAIN is expected to continue over the north and west Kimberley. Daily rainfall totals in excess of 100mm are possible near the coast with totals decreasing further inland.

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The Attack of the Cyclones

Posted by feww on December 14, 2009

5 Tropical Cyclone Systems Active Globally, 4 in the Southern Hemisphere

TROPICAL CYCLONE 05B (WARD) – Indian Ocean

  • Date Time: December 14 00:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 8.9N 81.4E
  • Location:  160 nmi northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Movement: Has been tracking west (270 degrees) at 04 knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  30 knots; Gusts: 40 knots
  • Max Significant Wave Heights: 3.6 m (11 feet)


TC Ward MTSAT 1R (IR4) + Blue Marble Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge. Source: Digital Typhoon


TC Ward Projected Path. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC


TC Ward Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC

TROPICAL CYCLONE 04P (MICK)

# 01 Active Tropical Cyclone in South Pacific

  • Date Time: December 14 00:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 15.6S 176.5E
  • Location:  Located approximately 145 nmi north-northwest of Nadi, Fiji.
  • Movement: Has been tracking 150 degrees at 09  knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  055 knots, Gusts 070 knots
  • Max Significant Wave Heights: 6 m (18 feet)

TC Mick is intensify buffeting the tourist area of the Yasawa Islands west of Fiji with strong winds and torrential rain.

Mick may be heading towards Tonga.


TC Mick Projected Path. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC


TC Mick Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC

TROPICAL CYCLONE 06S (Laurence)

# 02 Active Tropical Cyclone in Southern Hemisphere

  • Date Time: December 14 00:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 12.0S 125.4E
  • Location:  Located approximately 235 nmi west of Darwin, Australia
  • Movement: Has been tracking 290 degrees at 06  knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  035 knots, Gusts 045 knots
  • Max Significant Wave Heights: 3.6 m (11 feet)


TC Laurence Projected Path. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC


TC Laurence Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC

TROPICAL CYCLONE 05S (Five)

# 03 Active Tropical Cyclone in Southern Hemisphere

  • Date Time: December 14 00:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 11.7S 82.4E
  • Location:  Located approximately 650 nmi southeast of Diego Garcia Island.
  • Movement: Has been tracking 220 degrees at 06  knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  035 knots, Gusts 045 knots
  • Max Significant Wave Heights: 3.3 m (10 feet)


TC Five Projected Path. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC


TC Five Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC

TROPICAL CYCLONE 03S (Cleo)

# 04 Active Tropical Cyclone in Southern Hemisphere

  • Date Time: December 14 00:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 17.7S 61.7E
  • Location:  Located approximately 400 nmi east-northeast Réunion Island, Indian Ocean
  • Movement: Has been tracking 190 degrees at 07  knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  030 knots, Gusts 040 knots
  • Max Significant Wave Heights: 3.3 m (10 feet)


TC Cleo Projected Path. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC


TC Cleo Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC

  • Latest Full Disk Image Available Here

[Conversion Note: 1 nautical mile (nmi) = 1.852 km; 1 knot = 1nmi per hour]

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