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Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi off Australia's Queensland coast

Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi off Australia's Queensland coast Image ID 1180
Acquisition date 02-Feb-2011
Over head time 12:00:00
Satellite Sensor mtsat
Sensor Channel(s) 4

Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi was tracking west-southwestwards towards north-eastern Australia's Queensland coast. At the time this image was acquired Yasi was a Category 4 equivalent storm (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) with a sustained 1-minute average wind speed of 135 knots (155.5 mph) and gusts of 165 knots (189.8 mph).

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