Typhoon Lingling  Lingling became one of the most powerful typhoons to strike South Korea on Saturday, with the storm killing at least three people, the Associated Press reported. Lingling is being concerned the fifth strongest typhoon to hit the country since 1959. The typhoon hit the southern island of Jeju during the morning hours before sweeping along South Korea's west coast and striking North Korea in the afternoon. Lingling was equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic or east Pacific basins at the time of landfall.   Date: 08/09/2019   Resolution: 300mNEW  Typhoon Lingling  Lingling became one of the most powerful typhoons to strike South Korea on Saturday, with the storm killing at least three people, the Associated Press reported. Lingling is being concerned the fifth strongest typhoon to hit the country since 1959. The typhoon hit the southern island of Jeju during the morning hours before sweeping along South Korea's west coast and striking North Korea in the afternoon. Lingling was equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic or east Pacific basins at the time of landfall.   Date: 07/09/2019   Resolution: 300mNEW  Typhoon Lingling  Lingling became one of the most powerful typhoons to strike South Korea on Saturday, with the storm killing at least three people, the Associated Press reported. Lingling is being concerned the fifth strongest typhoon to hit the country since 1959. The typhoon hit the southern island of Jeju during the morning hours before sweeping along South Korea's west coast and striking North Korea in the afternoon. Lingling was equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic or east Pacific basins at the time of landfall.   Date: 06/09/2019   Resolution: 300mNEW  Typhoon Lingling  Lingling became one of the most powerful typhoons to strike South Korea on Saturday, with the storm killing at least three people, the Associated Press reported. Lingling is being concerned the fifth strongest typhoon to hit the country since 1959. The typhoon hit the southern island of Jeju during the morning hours before sweeping along South Korea's west coast and striking North Korea in the afternoon. Lingling was equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic or east Pacific basins at the time of landfall.   Date: 05/09/2019   Resolution: 300mNEW 
Typhoon Lingling  Lingling became one of the most powerful typhoons to strike South Korea on Saturday, with the storm killing at least three people, the Associated Press reported. Lingling is being concerned the fifth strongest typhoon to hit the country since 1959. The typhoon hit the southern island of Jeju during the morning hours before sweeping along South Korea's west coast and striking North Korea in the afternoon. Lingling was equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic or east Pacific basins at the time of landfall.   Date: 04/09/2019   Resolution: 300mNEW  Hurricane Dorian  Hurricane Dorian is a strong tropical cyclone affecting the East Coast of the United States. It developed from a tropical wave on August 24 in the Central Atlantic. The system gradually intensified while moving toward the Lesser Antilles, before becoming a hurricane on August 28. Rapid intensification ensued, and on August 31, Dorian intensified into a Category 4 major hurricane. On the following day, Dorian reached Category 5 intensity, peaking with one-minute sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 910 millibars (26.87 inHg) while making landfall in Elbow Cay, Bahamas, at 16:40 UTC. Dorian made another landfall on Grand Bahama several hours later, near the same intensity. The ridge of high pressure steering Dorian westward collapsed on September 2, causing Dorian to stall just north of Grand Bahama for about a day. (source Wikipedia)   Date: 31/08/2019   Resolution: 300m : dorian, hurricane, storm, bahamas, usa, floridaNEW  Hurricane Dorian  Hurricane Dorian is a strong tropical cyclone affecting the East Coast of the United States. It developed from a tropical wave on August 24 in the Central Atlantic. The system gradually intensified while moving toward the Lesser Antilles, before becoming a hurricane on August 28. Rapid intensification ensued, and on August 31, Dorian intensified into a Category 4 major hurricane. On the following day, Dorian reached Category 5 intensity, peaking with one-minute sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 910 millibars (26.87 inHg) while making landfall in Elbow Cay, Bahamas, at 16:40 UTC. Dorian made another landfall on Grand Bahama several hours later, near the same intensity. The ridge of high pressure steering Dorian westward collapsed on September 2, causing Dorian to stall just north of Grand Bahama for about a day. (source Wikipedia)   Date: 01/09/2019   Resolution: 300m : dorian, hurricane, storm, bahamas, usa, floridaNEW  Hurricane Dorian  Hurricane Dorian is a strong tropical cyclone affecting the East Coast of the United States. It developed from a tropical wave on August 24 in the Central Atlantic. The system gradually intensified while moving toward the Lesser Antilles, before becoming a hurricane on August 28. Rapid intensification ensued, and on August 31, Dorian intensified into a Category 4 major hurricane. On the following day, Dorian reached Category 5 intensity, peaking with one-minute sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 910 millibars (26.87 inHg) while making landfall in Elbow Cay, Bahamas, at 16:40 UTC. Dorian made another landfall on Grand Bahama several hours later, near the same intensity. The ridge of high pressure steering Dorian westward collapsed on September 2, causing Dorian to stall just north of Grand Bahama for about a day. (source Wikipedia)   Date: 02/09/2019   Resolution: 300m : dorian, hurricane, storm, bahamas, usa, floridaNEW 
Hurricane Dorian  Hurricane Dorian is a strong tropical cyclone affecting the East Coast of the United States. It developed from a tropical wave on August 24 in the Central Atlantic. The system gradually intensified while moving toward the Lesser Antilles, before becoming a hurricane on August 28. Rapid intensification ensued, and on August 31, Dorian intensified into a Category 4 major hurricane. On the following day, Dorian reached Category 5 intensity, peaking with one-minute sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 910 millibars (26.87 inHg) while making landfall in Elbow Cay, Bahamas, at 16:40 UTC. Dorian made another landfall on Grand Bahama several hours later, near the same intensity. The ridge of high pressure steering Dorian westward collapsed on September 2, causing Dorian to stall just north of Grand Bahama for about a day. (source Wikipedia)   Date: 03/09/2019   Resolution: 300m : dorian, hurricane, storm, bahamas, usa, floridaNEW  Hurricane Dorian  Hurricane Dorian is a strong tropical cyclone affecting the East Coast of the United States. It developed from a tropical wave on August 24 in the Central Atlantic. The system gradually intensified while moving toward the Lesser Antilles, before becoming a hurricane on August 28. Rapid intensification ensued, and on August 31, Dorian intensified into a Category 4 major hurricane. On the following day, Dorian reached Category 5 intensity, peaking with one-minute sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 910 millibars (26.87 inHg) while making landfall in Elbow Cay, Bahamas, at 16:40 UTC. Dorian made another landfall on Grand Bahama several hours later, near the same intensity. The ridge of high pressure steering Dorian westward collapsed on September 2, causing Dorian to stall just north of Grand Bahama for about a day. (source Wikipedia)   Date: 04/09/2019   Resolution: 300m : dorian, hurricane, storm, bahamas, usa, floridaNEW  Medicane, Greece  The Medicane – meaning Mediterranean Hurricane – has similar qualities of hurricanes and typhoons and has already caused flash flooding across Tunisia and Libya over the past few days. The cyclone has been caused by an area of low pressure off the northern coast of Africa. The eye of the storm should track between the Peloponnese peninsula and Crete Island. On Saturday, it’s expected to move across southern Greece, forcing many cruiseships staying on shore.   Date: 28/09/2018   Resolution: 300m : greece, medicane, zorbas, hurricane, cyclone, wind, storm  Hurricane Florence, North Carolina  The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been relatively quiet so far compared to previous year. However, last weeks showed the development of the season’s first major hurricane, Florence. As for most Atlantic hurricanes, it originated from a tropical wave off the West-African coast and during its path along the Atlantic basin it went through several stages of strengthening and weakening due to fluctuating sea surface temperatures and vertical wind profiles. The 1 km image of last Saturday, 15 September 2018, one day after making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane over Wrightsville, North Carolina, Florence was captured by PROBA-V in its entirety. Its high outflow clouds extend mainly into its upper quadrants over several thousand kilometers. The bands with the highest wind speeds and most intense rainfall occur within a few hundred kilometers from Florence’s eye.   Date: 15/09/2018   Resolution: 1000m : florida, hurricane, storm, florence, carolina, atlantic, wind 
Cyclone Mekunu, Africa  In this image from May 23rd, PROBA-V spotted the tropical cyclone Mekunu as it hit and flooded Socotra Island, before making landfall on the Arabian peninsula, near Salalah, Oman on May 25th 2018. Mekunu caused flash floods and downed power lines, destroyed foodstocks, sunk 120 fishing boats and killed at least 30 people on the island, in Oman and in Yemen by the end of May. Triggering international food, water and sanitation aid efforts in the subsequent days and weeks. Satellite imagery were instrumental in the meteorological alerting, by detecting the formation of the eye, as well as in the rapid impact assessment by United Nations officials. Together with the impact of the on-going conflict in Yemen, it makes us our thoughts and sympathies go out to the many affected households and the vulnerable refugees in the region, commemorated in UN’s World Refugee Day on June 20.   Date: 23/05/20018   Resolution: 300m  Typhoon Talim, Japan  Typhoon Talim begun its sharp northeast turn toward Japan with a threat of high winds and flooding rainfall after lashing the Ryukyu Islands.  Talim is currently the equivalent of a Category 2 intensity typhoon in the East China Sea, and is now making the anticipated dogleg right turn. Next up, Talim will accelerate and plow into Kyushu, Japan late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, local time, then quickly sweep over Shikoku and western Honshu through Sunday night, before the remnant, still intense extratropical low swipes the northernmost main island of Hokkaido Monday.   Date: 14/09/2017   Resolution: 300m : typhoon, talim, japan, china, hokkaido  Hurricane Irma, Carribean  Hurricane Irma was an extremely powerful and catastrophic Cape Verde type hurricane. It was also the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina in 2005, and the first major hurricane to make landfall in the state of Florida since Wilma in 2005. Irma caused widespread and catastrophic damage throughout its long lifetime, particularly in parts of the northeastern Caribbean. A quarter of all homes in the Florida Keys have been destroyed, according to Florida state officials.   Date: 10/09/2017   Resolution: 300m : irma, hurricane, carribean, cuba, florida  Hurricane Irma, Carribean  It is highly unusual to have three hurricanes in the Atlantic basin at the same time (at left Katia, at right Irma, Jose is not on this image)- and even rarer for them all to be expected to make landfall on the same day! Hurricane names are organised alphabetically throughout the year – with the first hurricane of 2017 called Arlene, followed by Bret, Cindy and so on.  This means hurricanes Irma, Katia and Jose had eight storms before them this season. However, the consequences of the six storms are completely different. However, Irma is the deadliest of the lot.   Date: 09/09/2017   Resolution: 300m : hurricane, irma, cuba, carribean 
Katia and Irma, Mexico  It is highly unusual to have three hurricanes in the Atlantic basin at the same time (at left Katia, at right Irma, Jose is not on this image)- and even rarer for them all to be expected to make landfall on the same day! Hurricane names are organised alphabetically throughout the year – with the first hurricane of 2017 called Arlene, followed by Bret, Cindy and so on.  This means hurricanes Irma, Katia and Jose had eight storms before them this season. However, the consequences of the six storms are completely different. However, Irma is the deadliest of the lot.   Date: 08/09/2017   Resolution: 300m : hurricane, mexico, katia, irma, jose, storm  Hurricane Irma, Carribean  Hurricane Irma was an extremely powerful and catastrophic Cape Verde type hurricane. It was also the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina in 2005, and the first major hurricane to make landfall in the state of Florida since Wilma in 2005. Irma caused widespread and catastrophic damage throughout its long lifetime, particularly in parts of the northeastern Caribbean. A quarter of all homes in the Florida Keys have been destroyed, according to Florida state officials.   Date: 08/09/2017   Resolution: 300m : irma, hurricane, carribean, cuba, florida  Hurricane Irma, Carribean  Hurricane Irma was an extremely powerful and catastrophic Cape Verde type hurricane. It was also the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina in 2005, and the first major hurricane to make landfall in the state of Florida since Wilma in 2005. Irma caused widespread and catastrophic damage throughout its long lifetime, particularly in parts of the northeastern Caribbean. A quarter of all homes in the Florida Keys have been destroyed, according to Florida state officials.   Date: 07/09/2017   Resolution: 300m : irma, hurricane, carribean, cuba, florida  Hurricane Harvey, Texas  Hurricane Harvey is an active tropical cyclone that is causing unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas. It is the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period with no hurricanes of Category 3 intensity or higher making landfall in the United States. Harvey is the first hurricane to make landfall in the state of Texas since Ike in 2008, and the strongest to make landfall in the state since Carla in 1961. In addition, it is the strongest hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico since Hurricane Rita in 2005, and the strongest to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. Harvey is also the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States dropping nearly 52 inches (1,300 mm) of rain, surpassing a record set by Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978.   Date: 24/08/2017   Resolution: 300m : hurricane, harvey, texas, floods, record 
Hurricane Harvey, Texas  Hurricane Harvey is an active tropical cyclone that is causing unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas. It is the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period with no hurricanes of Category 3 intensity or higher making landfall in the United States. Harvey is the first hurricane to make landfall in the state of Texas since Ike in 2008, and the strongest to make landfall in the state since Carla in 1961. In addition, it is the strongest hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico since Hurricane Rita in 2005, and the strongest to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. Harvey is also the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States dropping nearly 52 inches (1,300 mm) of rain, surpassing a record set by Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978.   Date: 25/08/2017   Resolution: 300m : hurricane, harvey, texas, floods, record  Hurricane Harvey, Texas  Hurricane Harvey is an active tropical cyclone that is causing unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas. It is the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period with no hurricanes of Category 3 intensity or higher making landfall in the United States. Harvey is the first hurricane to make landfall in the state of Texas since Ike in 2008, and the strongest to make landfall in the state since Carla in 1961. In addition, it is the strongest hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico since Hurricane Rita in 2005, and the strongest to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. Harvey is also the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States dropping nearly 52 inches (1,300 mm) of rain, surpassing a record set by Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978.   Date: 26/08/2017   Resolution: 300m : hurricane, harvey, texas, floods, record  Cyclone Debbie  Cyclone Debbie continues its slow, destructive journey across Queensland's northern coastline. The storm is lashing the Queensland coast with torrential rain which, when combined with a dangerous storm tide, could cause major flooding, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The storm downed trees, stripped buildings and left shorelines swamped after making landfall as a Category 4 storm at midday near Airlie Beach and is expected to continue wreaking havoc for the rest of the week. Authorities located in the East of Australia’s Queensland has urged residents of several Northern coastal areas to temporarily leave their homes and take refuge from the impending tropical cyclone “Debbie.” To assist in the evacuation areas to the North of the state capital Brisbane is directed over thousands of rescue workers and military personnel.   Date: 28/03/2017   Resolution: 300m : hurricane, debbie, cyclone, queensland, australia, floods  Arthur, USA  Hurricane Arthur interrupted many plans along the East Coast for the Fourth of July holiday. It began with a tropical depression that came off the coast of the Carolinas and drifted south towards the Bahamas. Arthur first became a tropical depression on 1 July and developed into a tropical storm later that day. It reached hurricane status on 3 July and finally became a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale on 4 July, before making landfall over North-Carolina.   Date: 03/07/2014   Resolution: 300m : hurricane, arthur, usa 
Hurricane Matthew, Florida  Hurricane Matthew killed over 1.000 people in southwestern Haïti, leaving thousands more homeless and in need of aid with serious health risk from outbreaks of cholera, before setting course for the Bahamas and the United States. This sequence of daily PROBA-V synthesis images show Matthew along its path from the Bahamas on October 6th , to southern Florida on October 7th and finally Georgia and South Carolina on October 8th.   Date: 06/10/2016   Resolution: 300m : hurricane, matthew, florida, bahamas, georgia, carolina  Hurricane Matthew, Florida  Hurricane Matthew killed over 1.000 people in southwestern Haïti, leaving thousands more homeless and in need of aid with serious health risk from outbreaks of cholera, before setting course for the Bahamas and the United States. This sequence of daily PROBA-V synthesis images show Matthew along its path from the Bahamas on October 6th , to southern Florida on October 7th and finally Georgia and South Carolina on October 8th.   Date: 07/10/2016   Resolution: 300m : hurricane, matthew, florida, georgia, bahamas, carolina  Hurricane Matthew, Florida  Hurricane Matthew killed over 1.000 people in southwestern Haïti, leaving thousands more homeless and in need of aid with serious health risk from outbreaks of cholera, before setting course for the Bahamas and the United States. This sequence of daily PROBA-V synthesis images show Matthew along its path from the Bahamas on October 6th , to southern Florida on October 7th and finally Georgia and South Carolina on October 8th.   Date: 08/10/2016   Resolution: 300m : hurricane, matthew, florida, georgia, carolina, bahamas  Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu  Vanuatu is an Oceanian archipelago, consisting of 82 islands of volcanic origin, located in the South Pacific Ocean. The area of the islands is roughly 12,000 square km and the total population is 267,000. The country was hit by category 5 cyclone Pam on 13 and 14 March 2015, which rendered 65,000 people homeless. The image shows the cyclone in its full extent on 12 March, one day before making landfall.   Date: 12/03/2015   Resolution: 300m : cyclone, Pam, Vanuatu 
Vongfong, Japan  Typhoon Vongfong, the strongest storm to hit Japan this year, has made landfall on the country's main islands on 12 October 2014. The typhoon and its clear eye with surrounding eyewall clouds are shown here on a 300 m image taken at 5 October 2014. The country of South-Korea is visible just northwest of the typhoon.   Date: 05/10/2014   Resolution: 300m : typhoon, Vongfong, Japan