Monday, October 18, 2010

Super typhoon Slams into Philippines

Typhoon Megi a category 5 super typhoon, the highest rating, with winds of more than 250 kph (155 mph) slammed into Isabela province, northern Philippines at 11:25 a.m.  It was last known heading southwest across the north of the main island of Luzon. Megi, known as Juan locally, is the world's strongest tropical cyclone of the year so far, according to website

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Tropical Storm Paula

On October 14, 2010, Paula weakened to a tropical storm but still posed significant risks, including high winds, heavy rains, and storm surges. At 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Paula was located roughly 110 miles (180 kilometers) west-southwest of Havana, Cuba, and had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles (110 kilometers) per hour.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of Tropical Storm Paula at 12:05 p.m. EDT (16:05 UTC) on October 14, 2010. The storm stretched from the Gulf of Mexico across southern Florida to the Atlantic Ocean.
The NHC warned that tropical-storm-force winds would likely spread across Cuba, especially along the northern coast. Paula was predicted to produce up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain in some places, with the potential for dangerous flash floods and landslides. In addition, forecasters were calling for a storm surge of 2 to 4 feet (0.6 to 1.2 meters) above normal tide levels.
COLA-GFS suggests some showers along Tamilnadu coast from 20-Oct-2010..
No North East monsoon till 25-Oct... People of Tamilnadu has to wait for more that 8 days as of today.!!
The remnant of Low "97B" is expected to cross into Arabian sea along Maharastra coast on 19-Oct...
Another LOW pressure system will take shape over N-E Bay in 24hrs... Already we have signs of it over E. Bay ..
RT @klustout: Super Typhoon Megi, the strongest storm worldwide since Wilma 2005, has made landfall in N.Philippines
1:30pm, Showers along Coastal Maharastra and N. Andhra ..
1:30pm, Sharp showers continue along central & S. Kerala ...
Chennai - Today touched a max of 34.9 C (11:35am).. Having a clear & Hot afternoon with mild sea breeze from E-S-E now 2:09pm.