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Category: DMSP

Cyclone Mocha reaches Category 5 intensity

JMA Himawari-9 Infrared Window (10.4 µm) images of Cyclone Mocha in the Bay of Bengal on 13 May 2023 (above) displayed cold clouds surrounding an eye that gradually became more cloud-cleared — with isolated cloud-top infrared brightness temperature values of -90ºC and colder (yellow pixels embedded within dark purple regions).... Read More

Cyclone Ilsa makes landfall in Australia

2.5-minute rapid scan (Target Sector) JMA Himawari-9 “Red” Visible and “Clean” Infrared Window images (above) showed Category 4 Cyclone Ilsa as it approached the northwest coast of Australia, eventually making landfall near Port Hedland (station identifier YPPD) just after 1500 UTC on 13 April 2023. Overshooting tops within the eyewall... Read More