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Cyclone Nilam (02B) Makes Landfall Over India

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November 1st, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Cyclone Nilam (02B) – October 31st, 2012

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Track of Cyclone Nilam (02B) - October 31st, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 02B

Early on October 30, RSMC New Delhi reported that Tropical Storm Two (02B) had intensified into a Cyclonic Storm and named it as Nilam while it was located about 100 km (60 mi) to the northeast of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. During that day, Nilam moved towards the northwest, while continuing to develop further.

Early on October 31, the JTWC reported that Nilam had reached its 1-minute peak windspeeds of 100 km/h (60 mph), while RSMC New Delhi reported 3-minute peak sustained windspeeds of 85 km/h (55 mph). Later that day the system made landfall on the Indian Coast near Mahabalipuram, before the JTWC issued its final advisory on Nilam as it started to rapidly weaken over land.

High Probability of Tropical Cyclone formation over Caribbean Sea

September 23rd, 2008 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Low Pressure centered over Dominican RepublicCaribbean

Low Pressure centered over Dominican Republic

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A broad area of low pressure centered over the eastern Dominican Republic has changed little in organization during the past several hours. However surface pressures are falling in the area and upper-level winds are expected to become a little more conducive for development.

This system has the potential to become a tropical depression at any time during the next day or two as it moves north or northwest away from Hispaniola. Heavy rainfall with potentially life-threatening flash flooding is expected to continue over the area through early Wednesday.

Interests in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the southeastern Bahamas should continue to monitor the progress of this system and products issued by their local weather forecast offices.

source NOAA