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At least 4 killed as Tropical Storm “Sanba” makes landfall, Philippines

At least 4 killed as Tropical Storm “Sanba” makes landfall, Philippines

Tropical Storm “Sanba,” known as Basyang in the Philippines, slammed into Mindanao on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 bringing heavy rain and producing wind gusts of 75 km/h (46 mph). The cyclone made landfall in Cortes, Surigao del Sur province around 03:00…… Read more »

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Source: At least 4 killed as Tropical Storm “Sanba” makes landfall, Philippines

Tropical Cyclone “Ava” hits Madagascar as Category 2 hurricane equivalent

Tropical Cyclone “Ava” hits Madagascar as Category 2 hurricane equivalent

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Tropical Cyclone “Ava” made landfall in Toamasina, Madagascar on January 5, 2018 with maximum sustained winds of 167 km/h (103 mph), an equivalent a Category 2 hurricane on Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Ava is dropping heavy rain on Madagascar for…… Read more »

 
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Source: Tropical Cyclone “Ava” hits Madagascar as Category 2 hurricane equivalent

Life-threatening Tropical Cyclone “Ava” to hit Madagascar, heavy rain already falling

Life-threatening Tropical Cyclone “Ava” to hit Madagascar, heavy rain already falling

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A tropical cyclone designated 03S, named Ava at 09:00 UTC, January 3, has formed east of Madagascar and is currently affecting Reunion, Mauritius and especially northern Madagascar where heavy rain is already causing problems. This system is expected to continue…… Read more »

 
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Source: Life-threatening Tropical Cyclone “Ava” to hit Madagascar, heavy rain already falling

TD “Urduja” to become a tropical storm before it hits the Philippines

TD “Urduja” to become a tropical storm before it hits the Philippines

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Tropical Depression “Urduja” formed December 12, 2017, near Palau and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm before it makes landfall in Sorsogon – Northern Samar area of the Philippines on December 15. A low-pressure area developed into a…… Read more »

 
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Source: TD “Urduja” to become a tropical storm before it hits the Philippines

Rare tropical storm forms in Mediterranean Sea

Rare tropical storm forms in Mediterranean Sea

A tropical storm formed Halloween weekend, not in the typical Atlantic or Pacific, but in the Mediterranean Sea.

This rather strange sequence of events began as an area of low-pressure dropped southward from southern Europe and became temporarily left behind by the jet stream over the central Mediterranean Sea south of the Italian coast.

By Saturday, Oct. 29, a non-tropical low pressure center formed east of Malta, a group of islands between Sicily and the coast of Libya over the weekend.

The next day, thunderstorms became more clustered near the low-pressure center to warm the mid levels of the atmosphere sufficiently to morph the system into a subtropical storm.

A subtropical storm displays features of both tropical and non-tropical systems, including a broad wind field, no cold or warm fronts, and generally low-topped thunderstorms displaced from the center of the system.

Soon after, the clusters of storms became even more tightly concentrated, and the atmosphere warm enough that this low actually became a tropical storm.

This Mediterranean tropical storm, known as invest 90M, wasn’t nearly the powerhouse deep tropical cyclone you would see (more…)

Six dead as Tropical Storm Earl triggers landslides in Veracruz, Mexico

Six dead  as Tropical Storm Earl triggers landslides in Veracruz, Mexico

Six people died in eastern Mexico when they were buried in landslides caused by intense rainfall from the remnants of now-downgraded Tropical Storm Earl, an emergency services official said.

The six deaths involved two separate families in eastern Veracruz state, emergency services spokesman Manuel Escalera said.

He added that local authorities were continuing to monitor rising rivers and saturated soil that could trigger additional landslides.

Earl’s maximum wind speed dropped to 30mph (48km/h) by Saturday afternoon, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.

It was located approximately 105 miles (169km) east of Mexico City after pounding portions of Central America and crossing Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula over the past few days.
Source: Six dead  as Tropical Storm Earl triggers landslides in Veracruz, Mexico