The flooding from Hurricane Harvey was barely over when the world was alerted about Hurricane Irma. How could it be that the USA, after twelve years’ absence from major hurricanes, felt the impact of two record-breaking hurricanes over the course of one week? Read more.
A prognosis shows 70% probability for lower hurricane activity than normal, mostly due to El Niño, writes Entropics meteorologist Martin Hedberg. However, the main source of risk is the number of hurricanes that make landfall. Read more.
El Niño - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a global weather system greatly affecting local weather globally, which also affects the prevalence of cyclones in the Atlantic and the Pacific. With reasonably large probability we are approaching a sustained El Niño situation. Read more.
Typhoon Phanfone is gaining strength and moving further north, eventually affecting Tokyo. The wind speeds of the typhoon has increased somewhat faster than the forecasts indicated earlier this week. Phanfone has a fully developed eye and has convective bands in all quadrants of the circulating clouds. Intensity of the typhoon is 110 knots. Read more.