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Category: Tropical cyclones

Cyclone Jasper in the Coral Sea

Target Sector (2.5-minute interval) JMA Himawari-9 AHI Clean Infrared Window (10.4 µm) images (above) showed the gradual development of a ragged eye with Cyclone Jasper as the storm moved southward across the Coral Sea on 07 December 2023. Intermittent convective bursts within the eyewall contained a few overshooting tops that exhibited infrared brightness temperatures around -90ºC (yellow... Read More

Tropical Cyclone Michuang affects Andhra Pradesh

Tropical Cyclone Michuang has formed in the Indian Ocean. Michuang, which means strength or resilience, is situated in the Bay of Bengal on 2023-12-04. Michuang’s center is currently about 48 km from the east coast of the Indian subcontinent. But the bands of the system have already caused major storm... Read More

Tropical Storm Mal in the south Pacific

MIMIC Total Precipitable Water fields over the south Pacific near Fiji and Australia, above (source), show the development of a cyclonic circulation in between the ITCZ and SPCZ that moves southward as Cyclone Mal. Some dry air is diagnosed to impinge on the northern part of the storm at the... Read More