"They are forming like roaches out there," NHC Spokesman!
Six Named Storms Line up at Once in Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Basins and Ties Modern Record Six named tropical storms lined up and were currently active in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins, equaling the record of combined storms in the two areas at one time. Humberto was now heading northeast into the Atlantic and Kiko heading west toward Hawaii in the Pacific, four new tropical cyclones had formed. Tropical Depression Imelda went on to dump the heaviest rainfall Houston had seen from one storm system since Harvey. Imelda is moving slowly northwestward through eastern Texas, with heavy rain extending primarily to the south and east of its circulation centre north of the Gulf Of Mexico. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Jerry was intensifying in the Atlantic and was expected to move near or north of the Leeward Islands as a hurricane later that week. Jerry was currently centred more than 600 miles east of the Leeward Islands and was tracking west-northwestward, according to the Weather Channel. Along the Eastern Pacific Basin, Tropical Cyclone Mario had developed which would threaten the Westcoast of Mexico and the US as well as Tropical Cyclone Lorena. After checking with colleagues, veteran National Hurricane Center forecaster Eric Blake tweeted that this combined number of active storms in both basins was believed to tie a modern record from September 1992. "They are forming like roaches out there," Blake tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
Record-breaking Hurricane Lorenzo morphed into a category 5 hurricane
The second Atlantic hurricane to reached CAT5 to impact the UK! Record-breaking Hurricane Lorenzo morphed into a category 5 hurricane the strongest on record so far North and East in the Atlantic Basin and was on course to batter Ireland and the UK into early October. Hurricane Lorenzo intensified into a Category 5 hurricane smashing a record for the easternmost Atlantic hurricane to attain such a strong intensity. It was now only the second Atlantic hurricane to have reached CAT5, after hurricane Dorian which devastated the Bahamas earlier in September. This is by far the farthest east in the Atlantic Ocean any of the previous 35 Category 5 hurricanes have occurred in records dating to the 1920s according to the Weather Channel.
Super Typhoon Hagibis strongest storm on the planet: To become the strongest of the year:
Most intensification by a tropical cyclone in the western North Pacific in 25 years It developed from tropical storm to a monster Super Typhoon in just 18 hours and was set to become the biggest and strongest storm of this year. Hagibis was classed as "violent" -- the Japanese Meteorological Association, (JMA) highest classification, with gusts as strong as 270 kilometres per hour. According to Japan Today, Super Typhoon Hagibis was heading for Tokyo, Japanse most densely populated area, ahead of the big Rugby World Cup weekend. Fukushima region hardest hit by typhoon Hagibis as radioactive soil was pushed from the mountains down into areas where people live and crops are grown News outlets worldwide were reporting the death toll was approaching 100 as 90 residents of Japan have died as a result of Typhoon Hagibis with others still missing. At least 200 people were injured, 30 of them seriously. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation dispatched experts to investigate damaged embankments at seven large rivers including those in Nagano and Fukushima where massive flooding occurred. According to Asahi Shimbun a popular Japanese Daily, a temporary storage facility containing some 2,667 bags stuffed with radioactive contaminants from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was unexpectedly inundated by floodwaters brought by Typhoon Hagibis. Torrential rain flooded the storage facility and released the bags into a stream 100 meters away. Officials from Tamara City in Fukushima Prefecture said that each bag is approximately one cubic meter in size. Authorities were only able to recover six of the bags and it is uncertain how many remain on the loose.
Two million evacuated as deadly Cyclone Bulbul smashes into the Bay Of Bengal while Vietnam prepares for Tropical Storm Nakri
Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the Bay Of Bengal on the 9th of November after more than 2 million people had earlier been evacuated. Typhoon Kammuri reached Super Typhoon status Typhoon Kammuri is moving west-southwest at 10 mph. The forecast track took Kammuri into the Northern Philippine with the capital city Manila taking a direct hit. The death toll from the monster Typhoon rose to 10 with many missing, 350,000 people had been evacuated. Winds gusting up to 200 kph (124 mph) damaged homes and structures and tore down trees and signage as it barreled through central islands south of the capital.
In early December, the Indian Ocean put on a show: Five (5) tropical systems developed at the same time
A pretty impressive and rare tropical activity was ongoing in the Indian Ocean were 5 tropical systems had developed in early December. The two northernmost systems (Tropical cyclones 06A and 07A) were already supporting tropical storm strength, while the southernmost systems (91S and 92S) were both tropical depressions. The easternmost system (92B) was still developing. The impressive and rare tropical activity which is currently ongoing in the Indian Ocean has intensified with three of the five tropical systems seen yesterday developing into hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, as they are called in that part of the world. The strongest of the five, Ambali rapidly intensified with 115 mph wind-speeds in 24 hours, making it the most rapid intensification in a 24-hour period in the Southern Hemisphere by a named storm on record and the second most rapid intensification globally. Tropical Cyclone Belna intensified well south of the Equator. Tropical Cyclone Pawan (known locally as Cyclonic Storm Pawan), was north of the Equator and was a weak system that would bring increased moisture and heavy rain and flooding to an already saturated Somalia which has been devastated by deadly flooding since October. In Somalia, over half a million people have now been affected by the ongoing floods since October. With homes destroyed and crops devastated, flood-hit communities are in desperate need of assistance, says the UN. Heavy rains in Somalia and the Ethiopian highlands caused the Shabelle and Juba Rivers to overflow. Flooding has now affected over half a million people in Somalia alone, of whom 370,000 are displaced from their homes, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
For the 21st time this year, the Philippines are preparing for a typhoon!
Typhoon Phanfone expected to make landfall on Xmas day: Monster Typhoon Kammuri killed ten earlier this month. For the second time in a month, the Philippines are in the sight of a typhoon. Typhoon Phanfone is forecast to gradually strengthen as it churns westward toward the central Philippines, where it could pose a typhoon threat over the Christmas holiday. Phanfone is locally known as Ursula in the Philippines. Typhoon Phanfone will be the 21st tropical storm to enter the Philippines this year.