Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Deep Depression intensifies into "Cyclone HUDHUD"

The Cyclonic Storm 'HUDHUD' over southeast Bay of Bengal moved west­northwestwards and lay centered at
1730 hours IST of 8th October, 2014 near lat.12.8°N  and long 91.0° E about 970 km southeast of Gopalpur and
1000 km east­southeast of Vishakhapatnam. The system would continue to move west­northwestwards, intensify
further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during  subsequent
36 hours. The system would cross north Andhra Pradesh & south Odisha coasts between Visakhapatnam &
Gopalpur around noon of 12th October 2014.


081014 1113z WINDSAT 

081014 HUD HUD at 1430Z
HUD HUD is exactly 1117 km east of Chennai and lay centered at 13 Deg N / 90.7 Deg E

The outer periphery clouds coming from  NORTH, NW direction and passing through [or] skirting Cauvery delta districts in TamilNadu.  is going to give widespread rainfall. This may be useful to delta districts farmers.

HUD HUD will further intensify into severe storm.

5:30pm, HEAVY T showers over S,S-E,N-W,E Maharastra, S,S-W,N,N-E Karnataka, N,S-central Kerala, N-W,central Tamilnadu 

99B is now Cyclone HudHud

Latest analysis show that Depression 99B has intensified into a named Cyclone "HudHud".
During past 24hrs the system has crossed the Andamans.
A fast moving system so far!
Present location of HudHud is 12.89 N , 91.35 E.
Pressure around 992.8 mb.

Wind analysis show a good concentration of high winds around centre.
4:30pm, visible shows good convective activity along its W,centre,N,N-W Quadrants.

Here's latest JTWC warning, suggesting that HudHud will intensify into Severe Cyclone and expected to make landfall along N-E Andhra coast on 11/12-Oct.

GFS model suggests a S Odisha coast landfall on 12-Oct.

Super Typhoon Vongfong explodes, becomes most intense storm on Earth in 2014

Super Typhoon Vongfong has rapidly intensified over the past 24 hours, from the equivalent of a category two hurricane to a monster typhoon with 155 mph wind speeds, and an estimated central pressure of 908 millibars.
Based on satellite estimates of central pressure, Vongfong is now the most intense storm on Earth so far in 2014, and forecast models suggest it could rival the intensity of deadly Typhoon Haiyan of 2013 over the next 24 hours.
During the 24 hours between Monday and Tuesday mornings, Vongfong ballooned from wind speeds of 89 mph to 168 mph, based on satellite estimates. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center estimates that Typhoon Vongfong has maximum winds of 155 mph on Tuesday morning, though this is likely a conservative estimate.
Vongfong is now the sixth super typhoon of 2014, with winds speeds over 150 mph.