Live: Tropical Cyclone Chapala

Updated 2300UTC, Monday 2nd November, 2015

Storm surge starts to flood coastal areas of Socotra. Image from Emirates247

Tropical Cyclone 04A (Chapala), which rapidly became a strong tropical cyclone (hurricane) in the Arabian Sea a few days ago (see here), is now in the Gulf of Aden, south of Al Mukalla, Yemen. It has reduced to 90 knots from its highest 145 knots, and is starting weaken under the effects of increased windshear and the Yemeni terrain. It will make landfall as a minimal hurricane at about 0600Z Wednesday (0900 local time) and will bring life-threatening rainfall over a wide area.

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Bermuda Data Of Hurricane Joaquin

This is a graph I made of wind and pressure during the close passage of Hurricane Joaquin near Bermuda. Data are from the hourly METARs from Bermuda International Airport, TXKF.

The centre passed within 100 km of the northwest of the island, but had weakened so that the area of hurricane-force winds remained out to sea.

Sustained wind (blue), gusts (orange) and sea-level pressure (red) from the hourly METARs from Bermuda International Airport, TXKF.
Sustained wind (blue), gusts (orange) and sea-level pressure (red) from the hourly METARs from Bermuda International Airport, TXKF.

Hurricane Gonzalo Batters Bermuda, Remnants Heading For Ireland

Residents of the Atlantic island of Bermuda are waking up to relative calm this morning after what was a brutal night, compliments of Hurricane Gonzalo, the sixth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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Wind gusted to 98 knots at Wade International Airport as the southern eyewall passed over late Friday night, but the storm is now weakening and accelerating northeastwards.

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