Residents onshore Western Australia aren't the only ones bracing for a Christmas-time impact from Tropical Cyclone Billy. Petroleum companies are making arrangements to ensure safety offshore at oil and gas fields in the path of the storm. Currently packing Category 1-force winds and rains, Tropical Cyclone Billy is located east-northeast of Learmonth, Australia; and weather tracking tools show the storm drifting across the King Sound and over the northern tip of the Dampier Peninsula. With current sustained winds of 55 knots and gusts up to 70 knots, waves offshore are reaching heights of 12 feet. According to the Australian Naval Maritime Forecast Center/Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Billy is expected build intensity and veer in a westward direction.
The Philippine authorities issued weather warnings on Wednesday as a powerful typhoon lashed the northern island. Typhoon Nuri swamped the region with heavy rain, and winds of up to 87 mph (140kph). Storm alerts were raised along the mountainous Northern provinces, where the heavy rain caused flooding and triggered landslides. The Philippine Weather Bureau said that Nuri is likely to gain strength as it continues to move northwest across Babuyan and the Calayan islands in the Luzon Strait. The typhoon has been enhancing the monsoon rains, with the strong winds expected to move further heavy rain over the islands in the coming days. Currently Nuri is tracking towards China, and if it stays on its current course is expected to hit Hong Kong on Friday.
Tropical storm Hagibis, the 25th this year, is approaching the Nansha islands in the South China Sea after affecting tens of thousands of fishermen in Vietnam. Hagibis, meaning "rapidity" in the Tagalog language of the Philippines, was located at 9.8 degrees north latitude and 113.2 degrees east longitude at 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, the Hainan provincial meteorological observatory said.
Ilsa was a small intense cyclone that moved in a general west southwest direction over open waters north and northwest of Western Australia. Ilsa reached category four intensity on 19 March, eventually weakening near 90°E by 24 March. There was no known impact associated with Ilsa.
aftermath of cyclone Nargis
On saturday, May 2nd, cyclone Nargis caused a trail of devastation through Myanmar. The left image was taken before the pass of Nargis (April 22nd, 2008), the right one after (May 8, 2008). Regions, e.g. Irrawady River delta and Rangoon harbor that suffered from inundation are clearly visible.
aftermath of cyclone Nargis
Typhoon Maemi blows NW over Taiwan, the Ryerkyn islands with the city Okinawa, heading for China.
Date:01 09 2003
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The most powerful typhoon(RUSA) to hit the Korean peninsula in 40 years. More than 17,000 houses and buildings in low-lying areas were submerged, forcing 27,474 residents to take shelter at public buildings and schools. Floods inundated 12,621 acres of farm land.
Date : 31-08-2002
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