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Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam, Severe Tropical Cyclone Olwyn, Tropical Cyclone Nathan and Tropical Storm Bavi

Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam, Severe Tropical Cyclone Olwyn, Tropical Cyclone Nathan and Tropical Storm Bavi Image ID 1780
Acquisition date 13-Mar-2015
Over head time 06:00:00
Satellite Sensor mtsat
Sensor Channel(s) 4

Two Severe Tropical Cyclones a Tropical Cyclone and a Tropical Storm can be seen in this image. Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam is shown tracking south, south-westwards over the South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu as a Category 5 storm (Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale) with a maximum 10-minute average sustained wind speed of 130 knots (240 km/h). Severe Tropical Cyclone Olwyn tracks southwards over the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia as a Category 3 storm with a maximum 10-minute average sustained wind speed of 80 knots (150 km/h). Tropical Cyclone Nathan tracks in an east, north-easterly direction over the Coral Sea off the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula, Far North Queensland. Nathan was at this time a Category 2 storm with a maximum 10-minute average sustained wind speed of 55 knots (100 km/h). Tropical Storm Bavi tracks westwards over the western North Pacific Ocean east of the Northern Mariana Islands with a 1-minute sustained average wind speed of 45 knots (85 km/h) and gusts of 55 knots (100 km/h).

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