Tropical Storms

Tropical Cyclone "Victor" developed in the South Pacific Ocean

A new tropical cyclone has formed in the South Pacific Ocean at 21:00 UTC on January 14, 2016. By 09:00 UTC on January 15, the tropical depression (7P) strengthened into a tropical storm and was named Victor. The system is expected to keep intensifying over the next...

January 15, 2016

Tropical Storm "Pali" - the 2016 hurricane season arrives 5 months ahead of usual

The 2016 hurricane season seems to have arrived five months ahead of usual. The first Tropical Depression "1C" developed in the central Pacific southwest of Hawaii on January 7, 2016 (UTC) and strengthened into a tropical storm by the next day. Tropical...

January 09, 2016

Tropical Cyclone "Ula" intensifying east of Noumea, New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Ula", formed on December 30, 2015, intensified on January 7 after moving away from Fiji in the Southern Pacific Ocean. The system is expected to reach its second peak by January 10 while staying east of Noumea, New Caledonia and then turn...

January 09, 2016

Tropical Cyclone "Ula" forms near American Samoa, to reach hurricane-force on December 31

Tropical low pressure area located east of American Samoa, South Pacific Ocean and designated as System 92P consolidated overnight and was named Tropical Cyclone "Ula" at 09:00 UTC on December 30, 2015. According to the JTWC, Ula's maximum sustained...

December 30, 2015

Tropical Storm "Sandra" develops southwest of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Sandra" formed over the warm waters of eastern Pacific, southwest of Mexico, on November 24, 2015, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. The system is currently located in an environment of high water temperature and low vertical wind...

November 24, 2015

Tropical Storm "Rick" develops off the Mexican shore

A new tropical storm, named Rick, formed off the coast of Mexico, in the eastern Pacific ocean, on November 19, 2015. The storm poses no threat to Mexico residents, according to current advisories, and will most likely diminish into a remnant low over the next three...

November 20, 2015

Tropical Storm "In-Fa" forms near Pohnpei Island, Micronesia

Tropical Storm "In-Fa" formed over the waters of northwest Pacific, near Pohnpei Island, on November 17, 2015, according to the Join Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The storm is currently located in a very favorable environment supporting its...

November 18, 2015

Tropical Storm "Kate" develops near the Bahamas

One more system of tropical strength has developed in the Atlantic, as the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season nears toward the end. Tropical Storm "Kate" developed in the basin on November 9, 2015, only about 60 km (40 miles) from the Bahamas, the National...

November 09, 2015

Mexico braces for dangerous weather as Tropical Storm "Patricia" approaches

A new tropical storm has evolved in the warm ocean waters of eastern Pacific. Tropical Storm "Patricia" developed on October 21, 2015, off the coast of Mexico, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports. The storm is currently intensifying and is expected to...

October 21, 2015

Tropical Storm "Champi" forms near Guam

Western Pacific basin is currently hosting two tropical storms; Koppu and Champi. Champi formed into a tropical storm on October 14, 2015, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) and is currently nearing the Mariana Islands. It is expected to intensify...

October 14, 2015

Tropical Storm "Koppu" (Lando) rapidly intensifying as it approaches Luzon, Philippines

No break seems to be in sight for the Philippines, as the new tropical storm races toward Luzon. Tropical Storm "Koppu" developed over the warm waters of western Pacific on October 14, 2015 and was named "Lando" by Philippine Atmospheric,...

October 14, 2015

Tropical Storm "Oho" forms near the Hawai'i

No rest for the Hawaiian residents is in sight, as a new tropical storm formed in the central Pacific region on October 3, 2015. Tropical Storm "Oho" is currently over 500 km (310 miles) away from the Hawai'ian Islands, Central Pacific Hurricane Center...

October 03, 2015

Tropical Storm "Kabayan" hits Luzon, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Kabayan" has made landfall over Baler-San Luis, Aurora and is now crossing over central Luzon, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported on October 1, 21:00 UTC. Kabayan developed as a...

October 01, 2015

Tropical Storm "Joaquin" formed off the coast of northwestern Bahamas

Another tropical storm formed in the Atlantic basin, on September 29, 2015, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports. Tropical Storm "Joaquin" is currently located more than 600 km (373 miles) from the northwestern Bahamas, and is not expected to make...

September 29, 2015

Tropical Storm "Marty" threatens the west coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Marty" has been lurking off the coast of Mexico since September 27, 2015 and its track still carries an air of uncertainty. According to current forecasts it's not expected to make a landfall, prior to weakening to a remnant low,...

September 29, 2015

Strong flash floods and landslides expected as Tropical Storm "Niala" approaches Hawai'i

Another named tropical storm has sailed the waters of central Pacific in 2015 hurricane season. Tropical Storm "Niala" formed on September 25, 2015 southeast of Hilo, Hawai'i and is now on the course toward the Big Island. Although the system is expected t

September 26, 2015

Tropical Storm "Dujuan" (Jenny) to become a typhoon as it approaches Philippines and Japan

A new tropical storm named "Dujuan" (known as Jenny in the Philippines) formed in the western Pacific on September 22, 2015. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) expects the storm to intensify to a typhoon category over the next 48 hours, and although no

September 23, 2015

Tropical Storm "Krovanh" threatens Mariana Islands, moving toward Japan

Another tropical storm has formed over the waters of North Pacific Ocean in the busy 2015 tropical cyclone season. Tropical Storm "Krovanh", formed early morning September 16, 2015, and is currently brushing the Mariana Islands. The system is expected to inten

September 16, 2015

Catastrophic flooding devastates eastern Japan

Tropical Storm "Etau" made landfall in central Japan around 01:00 UTC on September 9, 01:00 UTC and brought torrential rains that triggered disastrous flooding and landslides. As of September 13, 7 people have been reported dead, 15 are still missing, and at l

September 14, 2015

Tropical Storm "Linda" brings violent flooding to southern California

Heavy rainstorm, brought by Tropical Storm "Linda", accompanied with strong winds and hail is affecting southern California since September 8, 2015. Strong rainfall has caused widespread flooding across the affected areas claiming at least one life by Septembe

September 10, 2015

Tropical Storm "Henri" to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to southeast Newfoundland, Canada

Tropical Depression "Eight" formed in the North Atlantic on September 9, 2015 and evolved into a Tropical Storm "Henri" around 03:00 UTC on September 10, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. Henri thus became the eight named storm of the 2015 At

September 10, 2015

Record-breaking rainfall: Etau drops over 500 mm (20 inches) of rain over parts of central Japan causing massive floods

Tropical Storm "Etau" hit mainland Japan on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 and rolled over the central part of the country, bringing strong winds and record-breaking rainfall which overflowed rivers and caused serious flooding and numerous landslides. By early

September 10, 2015

Tropical Storm "Etau" hits mainland Japan, heavy rain causes flooding and landslides

Tropical Storm "Etau" made landfall in Aichi prefecture, central Japan, around 01:00 UTC on September 9, 2015 (10:00 local time). Etau is bringing very heavy rain and causing floods and landslides. Weather officials issued evacuation advisories for several cit

September 09, 2015

Typhoon "Kilo" and Tropical Storm "Etau" approaching Japan

Two tropical systems are currently approaching Japan - Typhoon "Kilo" and Tropical Storm "Etau". While long-lived Kilo, which formed in late August, some 1 000 km (620 miles) off the coast of Hawaii, is not expected to make landfall, Tropical Storm

September 07, 2015

Tropical Storm "Fred" to hit the Cabo Verde islands with hurricane force

A new tropical cyclone formed in the Atlantic on August 30, 2015, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports. Tropical Storm "Fred" is currently on the way to the Cabo Verde islands, and its intensity is increasing at a fast pace. The system is expected to hi

August 30, 2015

Tropical Storm "Erika" brings deadly flooding to the island of Dominica, residents of Florida on stand-by

Tropical Storm "Erika" hit the Leeward Islands, bringing heavy rains and strong winds, on August 27, 2015. Catastrophic flooding and mudslides claimed numerous lives and devastated infrastructure on the island of Dominica. In the next two days Erika will appro

August 28, 2015

Newly formed Tropical Storm "Erika" approaching at a fast pace: The Leeward Islands issue a Tropical Storm Watch

A newly formed tropical storm in the central tropical Atlantic, named "Erika", is currently approaching the Leeward Islands at a fast pace. As "Erika" is slowly intensifying, a Tropical Storm Watch was issued for the Leeward Islands over the next 48

August 26, 2015

Typhoon "Goni" devastates the Kyushu Island, Japan: 70 people injured, 600 000 evacuated

Typhoon "Goni" made landfall in the Kumamoto prefecture on the Japanese Island of Kyushu on August 25, 2015, after battering the Ryuyku Islands and the northern Philippines. Extreme weather conditions left 70 people injured, at least one missing and more than

August 25, 2015

The tropical activity across Pacific basin sets a new record: ACE index in NW Pacific highest since 2002

The tropical cyclone activity in the western North Pacific Ocean and the eastern North Pacific Ocean has set a new record in the 2015, meteorologists report. However, in the Atlantic basin, so far, not even a single hurricane was reported. According to the available dat

August 20, 2015

Tropical Storm "Guillermo" nears Hawaii

Weakening Tropical Storm "Guillermo" is expected to pass north of Hawaii on August 5 and 6, 2015. NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu issued a tropical storm watch for Hawaii and Maui counties, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and

August 04, 2015

"Komen" brings more torrential rains to the flooded regions of Bangladesh and Myanmar: 33 people dead, thousands of homes devastated

Tropical Storm "Komen" made landfall on July 30, 2015 near Chittagong, southern Bangladesh. The areas already affected with severe flooding and mudslides are now endangered again by the heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts and rough seas. So far, at least 33 peop

July 31, 2015

Tropical Storm "Komen" drenching Bangladesh

An area of low pressure has been lingering in the Bay of Bengal for days before it finally developed into a Tropical Storm "02B" and then into Tropical Storm "Komen" on July 29, 2015. Bangladesh was already soaked by monsoon rainfall before Komen sta

July 30, 2015

Tropical Storm "Dolores" forms south of Acapulco, Mexico

A new tropical depression, FIVE-E, formed south of Mexico on Saturday, July 11, 2015 and strengthened into a tropical storm named Dolores on Sunday, July 12, 2015.As of 06:00 UTC on July 13, Dolores was located about 290 km (180 miles) south of Manzanillo, Mexico. Its m

July 13, 2015

Tropical Storm "Ela" - central Pacific's first named storm of the 2015 season

Tropical Depression 4E formed in the eastern Pacific ocean, crossed the 140 W longitude, which separates eastern from central Pacific Ocean, around 03:00 UTC on July 8 and entered the central Pacific Ocean. Early on July 9, this system became Tropical Storm

July 10, 2015

Shanghai records lowest average July temperature in 142 years, China

On Monday, July 6, 2015, Shanghai recorded the lowest average July temperature in the last 142 years. The maximum temperature of the day was 21.2 °C (70.1 °F), averaging on 18.9 °C (66.0 °F), which is the lowest average temperature measured in Shanghai s

July 10, 2015