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Future start

And the NIO forum is up too. Ryan1000 03:59, November 20, 2018 (UTC)



Cyclonic Storm Pabuk

Pabuk is about to cross into the NIO, where he'll be a cyclone, will likely move northwest and die over unfavorable waters. Still, this has been one heck of a storm to track. Ryan1000 12:19, January 4, 2019 (UTC)

Pabuk has lost some intensity, and it is apparently the earliest-in-the-year known storm to hit Thailand and the strongest confirmed landfall there since Typhoon Gay's unusual category 3 landfall there in 1989. No serious damages have been recorded, though 1 or 2 people were killed, sadly.  Ryan1000 00:24, January 5, 2019 (UTC)

Remnants of Pabuk

Gone for good now. Ryan1000 15:14, January 6, 2019 (UTC)



Cyclonic Storm Fani

The first storm that developed in this ocean, Fani is strengthening right now and is going towards India. The IMD forecasts that it will become a VSCS in 42 hours. Sandy156 :) 17:32, April 27, 2019 (UTC)

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani

Holy goodness, this storm is taking off rapidly. Fani is undergoing a RI, currently an ESCS (C3 by JTWC). JTWC peaks it at 140 kn, which is a C5 cyclone, while IMD has it peak as a ESCS. If it intensifies into a C5, it will be the first to reach this intensity in this basin since Phailin in 2013. Fani is forecasted to make landfall in Odisha, but thankfully, it will weaken before its landfall. This could be devastating; hopefully, it’s not that worse than Idai down there. Sandy156 :) 23:50, April 30, 2019 (UTC)

JTWC actually makes it a strong 3 or weak 4, unless you're looking at the gusts, which are forecast to be 135-140 knots. Cooler SST's near shore should wear Fani down before making landfall on the India/Bangladesh border, as either a weak cat 3 or strong cat 2. Ryan1000 10:49, May 1, 2019 (UTC)
I must have seen 140 kn gusts instead of the 115 kn sustained before, oh well, must be paying attention to only the gusts. Anyways, it will hit Odisha in just a couple of days as a weak C3 and peak at 110 knots. Sandy156 :) 22:33, May 1, 2019 (UTC) Fani is looking particularly dangerous this morning... ChowKam2002 (talk) 13:04, May 2, 2019 (UTC)

Woah, looks like the gusts from before might be Fani's peak winds after all! Fani put on a remarkable display of RI recently, significantly overperforming the JTWC's forecast and is now clocking winds of 155 mph and 917 mbars by the JTWC, or 130/939 by the IMD. Maybe this might become a cat 5 before landfall after all...and over what seemed to be cooling SST's as it was nearing the coastline. I guess the lack of wind shear and dry air gave Fani a chance to rapidly organize just offshore. Hopefully India makes it out ok... Ryan1000 15:05, May 2, 2019 (UTC)
Ok then, after my misreading of the gusts, it somehow managed to intensify into a high-end C4 cyclone. I mean, that’s amazing how it exceeded JTWC’s forecast from before. The pressure has dropped to 937 mbar now. This might be its peak intensity right there since it is getting ready to made landfall anytime time soon (this means that it will not be a C5). I hope this cyclone will not be that deadly. Sandy156 :) 00:34, May 3, 2019 (UTC)

Landfall in India

Fani is now roaring ashore near the small town of mainsha, with it's eye passing over Chilika Lake, as a 150 mph category 4 storm. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated before landfall, but this storm could still inflict very heavy damage, with hopefully little or no loss of life. Ryan1000 02:46, May 3, 2019 (UTC)

It has now weakened into a C1 Cyclone by the JTWC and a VSCS by the IMD; unfortunately, 8 deaths have already been reported in Odisha. Sandy156 :) 23:13, May 3, 2019 (UTC)

Remnants of Fani

Rapidly dissipated after landfall. Sadly, 30 deaths have been reported in association with this storm. Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 16:49, May 4, 2019 (UTC)

Now the death toll has risen to 51; 29 in Odisha, 8 in Uttar Pradesh, and 14 in Bangladesh. The state of Andhra Pradesh has estimated an economic damage of $8.5 million. Sandy156 :) 18:24, May 5, 2019 (UTC)

The final damage will likely be higher than that but thankfully the death toll is lower than previous storms, evacuations before the storm were well-executed. Ryan1000 19:20, May 5, 2019 (UTC)




Currently monitored by JTWC in the Arabian Sea west of India. Code orange as of now. Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 19:28, June 9, 2019 (UTC)

GFS ensembles of this on Tropical Tidbits either take it north paralleling the coast of western India, moving west as it nears the northwestern coastline towards the Arabian Peninsula, or curving northeast to hit Pakistan. The intensity of this storm (Vayu) might be cat 2-3 according to the pressure estimates from the runs (977-965 mbars). Ryan1000 20:08, June 9, 2019 (UTC)

Now under Code Red with a TCFA. Nickcoro (talk) 23:02, June 9, 2019 (UTC)

Depression ARB 01

The IMD recently designates the invest as ARB 01, but it remains code red by JTWC. Sandy156 :) 04:41, June 10, 2019 (UTC)

Now it’s designated as 02A by the JTWC. The agency has it peak at 60 kn (70 mph) and then striking the India state of Gujarat at around 40 knots. IMD forecasts the storm to be a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, striking Gujarat as a Severe Cyclonic Storm. Sandy156 :) 18:04, June 10, 2019 (UTC)

Cyclonic Storm Vayu

ARB 01 now intensifies into a cyclonic storm, earning the name Vayu. JTWC now has the storm peaking at 75 knots (85 mph), which is a Category 1 cyclone, while IMD now forecasts it to be a Severe Cyclonic Storm. Sandy156 :) 23:16, June 10, 2019 (UTC)

JTWC upped their peak forecast to 105 mph, but Vayu might still hit the coast of western India or Pakistan as a category 2 storm with 100 mph (85 kt) winds. Ryan1000 12:47, June 11, 2019 (UTC)

Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu

This storm took off fast, Vayu has already intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm by the IMD, a Category 2 tropical cyclone by the JTWC. JTWC has again upped the forecast to 95 knots (110 mph) which is a high-end Cat 2. Sandy156 :) 03:14, June 12, 2019 (UTC)

Their latest forecast now takes Vayu just offshore instead of making landfall, but the collapse of steering currents that could happen around that time could lead to Vayu causing very severe flooding in western India and southern Pakistan. Ryan1000 04:17, June 12, 2019 (UTC)

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu

Upgraded to VSCS. Still C2 on the SSHWS though. JTWC expects Vayu to hit the westernmost part of Gujarat and parallel the coast thereafter. Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 06:11, June 12, 2019 (UTC)

Latest JTWC track tells Vayu's eye will no longer hit Gujarat. Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 19:32, June 12, 2019 (UTC)
Vayu is now expected to stay in the Arabian Sea before turning towards the direction of Karachi as a weakening TS-equivalent cyclone. This of course is according to the latest track released by JTWC. Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 20:36, June 13, 2019 (UTC)

Looks like India got spared the worst of Vayu, although heavy rains are still a threat to the areas near the coastline. I don't think an Arabian Sea storm has ever taken a track like this near the coast of India before. Ryan1000 07:49, June 15, 2019 (UTC)

Cyclonic Storm Vayu (2nd time)

Man, this storm is getting sheared so badly right now. Down to a cyclonic storm by the IMD and a tropical storm by the JTWC. Sandy156 :) 04:58, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

Remnants of Vayu

Vayu is long gone. Sandy156 :) 00:33, June 20, 2019 (UTC)



Deep Depression BOB 03 (Invest 95B)

New disturbance in the NIO. IMD considers this as a Deep Depression, but it is still a code orange invest on JTWC as of the moment. Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 17:27, August 7, 2019 (UTC)

Remnants of BOB 03 (Invest 95B)

It has dissipated but not without killing at least 3 people and wrecking havoc in eastern India/Bangladesh. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 17:38, August 10, 2019 (UTC)



AOI: East-Central Arabian Sea

Up on RSMC's New Delhi outlook with a "moderate" chance for 48-72 hours and a "high" chance after 72 hours. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 16:03, September 18, 2019 (UTC)


Now an invest but with 2 designations. Looking possible to become at least a depression, maybe even "Hikaa". ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 16:03, September 19, 2019 (UTC)

Code yellow on JTWC. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 18:32, September 19, 2019 (UTC)
Now code orange, "91A" designation dropped. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 00:10, September 22, 2019 (UTC)

Depression ARB 02

Now a TD on their website. 25 knots (30 mph)/1002 mbar and expected to intensify. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 06:39, September 22, 2019 (UTC)

A note: please change the heading to 02A if and only if the JTWC issues warnings on the system. The designation 02A is NOT the IMD'S - it is the JTWC's. -- JavaHurricane 06:47, September 22, 2019 (UTC)

Deep Depression ARB 02

Up to a DD, TCFA issued, T3.0 on SAB. -- JavaHurricane 17:05, September 22, 2019 (UTC)

Cyclonic Storm Hikaa

Sorry for the confusion earlier - these basins can be a bit complicated to figure out designations. It's now officially a tropical cyclone by JTWC and has just been named by IMD. JTWC intensity: 45 knots/50 mph, IMD intensity: 35 knots/40 mph/997 mbar. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 03:31, September 23, 2019 (UTC)

Severe Cyclonic Storm Hikaa

It's now a severe cyclonic storm. Up to 65 mph/990 mbar according to IMD. Expected to make landfall in Oman by tomorrow night. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 15:35, September 23, 2019 (UTC)

This thing is taking off fast. I think this could peak as a VSCS. Oman should watch out for Hikaa. - JavaHurricane 15:39, September 23, 2019 (UTC)

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Hikaa

And it did become one. 85 mph/980 mbar according to IMD and according to JTWC, it's 100 mph. This is probably going to be its peak intensity as it quickly approaches Omen. Hopefully it won't be too bad there. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 04:07, September 24, 2019 (UTC)

Up to 90 mph/976 mbar according to IMD. Should be peaking by now. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 06:39, September 24, 2019 (UTC)
Closing in on landfall, and down to 85 mph/978 mbar. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 15:19, September 24, 2019 (UTC)

Severe Cyclonic Storm Hikaa (2nd time/landfall in Oman)

It has made landfall and weakened to a SCS, 70 mph/986 mbar. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 18:16, September 24, 2019 (UTC)

Remnants of Hikaa

...and it has dissipated over land, hopefully it wasn't too bad there. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 18:37, September 25, 2019 (UTC)

Land Depression 01

Looks like this has gone mostly unnoticed. It formed over the Gulf of Kutch on September 29 and became the season's first Land Depression before weakening today to a well-marked low pressure area. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 18:42, October 1, 2019 (UTC)




New invest on Tidbits in the Arabian Sea west of India, strangely not yet mentioned at all on neither IMD's nor JTWC's outlooks. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 06:44, October 17, 2019 (UTC)

Now code yellow on JTWC, although IMD doesn't give it a chance of formation within the next 5 days (yet). ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 04:01, October 19, 2019 (UTC)
Now "High" chance for 96-120 hours on IMD's RSMC bulletin. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 06:37, October 21, 2019 (UTC)
Up to code orange on JTWC. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 19:04, October 22, 2019 (UTC)

TCFA up, but I think the system is classifiable. Strangely enough, the IMD has not yet updated its outlook. The outlook on the site is 2 days old. The invest already looks like a DD or CS. -- JavaHurricane 06:24, October 24, 2019 (UTC)

Deep Depression ARB 03

It's been upgraded to a deep depression and expected to intensify to a VSCS while approaching Omen and Yemen. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 19:07, October 24, 2019 (UTC)

Cyclonic Storm Kyarr

35 kt per IMD, 40 kt per JTWC. Forecast to slowly recurve 200 miles off Konkan coast before turning West towards Masirah Island and Muscat. -- JavaHurricane 04:38, October 25, 2019 (UTC)

Per MW imagery, Kyarr is forming a low-level eye. Kyarr looks poised for RI, and is now expected to become an ESCS. -- JavaHurricane 06:47, October 25, 2019 (UTC)

Severe Cyclonic Storm Kyarr

Now a SCS, 65 mph (55 knots) according to IMD and JTWC, pressure is currently 992 mbar. Still near India at the moment but Omen needs to prepare for this potentially dangerous storm. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 17:30, October 25, 2019 (UTC)

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Kyarr

65 kt per JTWC and IMD. Forecast to reach 110 kt by JTWC. IMD still takes this towards Masirah Island, but the JTWC'S forecasts turns it to the N halfway between India and Oman. Also, some destruction has been reported from Goa - falling trees, power lines and flash flooding. No casualties so far. -- JavaHurricane 04:06, October 26, 2019 (UTC)

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Kyarr

It has continued to rapidly intensify and is now an ESCS. 120 mph (105 knots) and 966 mbar according to IMD and a whopping 130 mph (115 knots) according to JTWC. It looks like Fani's standing as the strongest of the season might be in jeopardy. Models seem to differ on where it will go - GFS ensembles on Tidbits recurve it towards a landfall near the Pakistan-India border while CMC ensembles take this offshore Omen and towards the Gulf of Aden. The forecasts on JTWC and IMD seem to be in CMC's favor for now with a southwest curvature offshore Omen. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 00:00, October 27, 2019 (UTC)

125 kt from JTWC. 100 kt per IMD. Dvorak is at T7.0 from JTWC and ADT. JTWC broke constraints. SAB still at 6.5. Could be 135 or 140 kt at 09Z.-- JavaHurricane 02:42, October 27, 2019 (UTC)

Super Cyclonic Storm Kyarr

Alert! Alert! Alert! Kyarr has become a Super Cyclonic Storm with winds of 125 kt per IMD and a pressure of 920 mbar. Kyarr is the strongest NIO storm since Gonu. -- JavaHurricane 06:30, October 27, 2019 (UTC)

Oh. My. God. I never expected such intensification. If this continues, it might even become the most powerful in NIO history. 😮 ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 06:51, October 27, 2019 (UTC)
Actually, Kyarr seems to be weakening. The W ring is broken and only beginning to recover. Dvorak down to T6.5. Might reach 130-135 kt at 09Z, though it does have 18 more hours to strengthen before SSTs drop off. -- JavaHurricane 07:15, October 27, 2019 (UTC)
JTWC forecasts a peak of 155 mph, not sure if that would pan out, but fortunately, Kyarr is expected to weaken before it nears Oman on Friday. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 08:32, October 27, 2019 (UTC)
Held by JTWC to 130 kt. Could reach Category 5 overnight, when convection is stronger. -- JavaHurricane 08:52, October 27, 2019 (UTC)

I don't usually post as much on the NIO forum, but this big storm caught my eye lately. JTWC brings it to 155 mph 1-min by tomorrow, though it might be able to briefly hit 160 before weakening. Kyarr will weaken considerably and probably turn southwest while remaining offshore the Arabian Peninsula, and might not make a landfall until Somalia down the road, at which point it'll be much weaker or might even dissipate due to less favorable conditions there. Ryan1000 11:38, October 27, 2019 (UTC)

Dvorak back to T7.0. -- JavaHurricane 11:42, October 27, 2019 (UTC)
It looks like this surpassed Gonu's intensity to become the strongest named cyclone ever in the NIO but still falls short of being the most powerful ever in the basin, a record that's currently held by the 1999 Odisha cyclone. There's a chance Kyarr might even surpass that cyclone. Currently 155 mph (135 knots) according to JTWC and 150 mph (130 knots), 915 mbar according to IMD. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 15:35, October 27, 2019 (UTC)

Surpassed Gonu's pressure but is just short of Gonu's 1-minute winds. Still has some time to possibly crack cat 5 though. Also, fun fact: Kyarr is the only super cyclonic storm in the NIO of the 2010's decade. Ryan1000 17:07, October 27, 2019 (UTC)

I don't think it will anymore, seems to have peaked at 135 knots (155 mph) earlier today and is now down to 130 knots (150 mph) according to IMD and JTWC. Pressure currently remains 915 mbars though. It's pretty funny that the first super cyclonic storm of the decade managed to JUST make it in before the decade's end, so unless an extreme miracle happens, it's looking likely to be the only one of the decade. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 00:23, October 28, 2019 (UTC)
Weakened a bit to 125 knots (145 mph) according to IMD and a pressure of 920 mbars, while JTWC retains it at 130 knots (150 mph). ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 15:31, October 28, 2019 (UTC)
Down further to 120 knots (140 mph)/940 mbar according to IMD and 125 knots (145 mph) according to JTWC. Its motion is slowing down east of Omen and is expected to turn southwestward soon. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 05:13, October 29, 2019 (UTC)

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Kyarr (2nd time)

Down to ESCS intensity, 115 knots (130 mph) and 943 mbar according to the IMD and 105 knots (120 mph) according to JTWC. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 15:32, October 29, 2019 (UTC)

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Kyarr (2nd time)

Weakened to a VSCS, 85 knots (100 mph)/968 mbar (IMD) and 100 knots (115 mph) (JTWC). It's now starting the southwestward turn and could make landfall as far as Somalia before dissipating. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 03:50, October 30, 2019 (UTC)

Severe Cyclonic Storm Kyarr (2nd time)

Weakened further to a SCS and expected to begin accelerating towards Somalia. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 18:46, October 30, 2019 (UTC)

Getting weaker and should be down to a Cyclonic Storm pretty soon. Now 50 knots (60 mph)/988 mbar according to IMD and only 40 knots (45 mph) according to JTWC. Weakening should be more gradual from here on out. ~ Steve 🎃 HappyHalloween!👻 04:20, October 31, 2019 (UTC)

Cyclonic Storm Kyarr (2nd time)

Downgraded to a Cyclonic Storm, currently 35 knots (40 mph) according to IMD and JTWC with a 996 mbar pressure. ~ Steve 🎃 HappyHalloween!👻 16:03, October 31, 2019 (UTC)

Deep Depression Kyarr

Down further to a deep depression, 30 knots (35 mph)/996 mbar (IMD). JTWC has issued their final warning. At this rate it won't make it to Somalia still as a TC. ~ Steve 🎃 HappyHalloween!👻 21:22, October 31, 2019 (UTC)

Depression Kyarr

Almost dead...25 knots (30 mph) and 1002 mbars. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 15:30, November 1, 2019 (UTC)

Remnants of Kyarr

And it has weakened to a well-marked low pressure area. Expected to affect Somalia in the next couple days. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 22:21, November 2, 2019 (UTC)

Poof. -- JavaHurricane 15:47, November 4, 2019 (UTC)


Another invest has appeared on Tropical Tidbits, this one is near the coast of India. IMD's outlook says this has a "low" chance for 96-120 hours. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 19:07, October 22, 2019 (UTC)

Coded yellow on JTWC. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 01:29, October 24, 2019 (UTC)
Looks like JTWC has dropped it. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 19:08, October 24, 2019 (UTC)



This has appeared on Tidbits to the east of Sri Lanka, and will affect that country and parts of southern India before emerging into the Arabian Sea. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 01:11, October 27, 2019 (UTC)

The GFS has been making this into a big storm consistently for some time now. -- JavaHurricane 02:43, October 27, 2019 (UTC)
Coded yellow on JTWC currently. We'll see what this one manages to do. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 00:24, October 28, 2019 (UTC)
Upped to code orange. Now marked as a low pressure area likely to concentrate to a depression on IMD's outlook. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 05:15, October 29, 2019 (UTC)

Depression 05A

This is 05A, but since it will be moving over the outflow and upwelled water from Kyarr, it probably won't get as strong as Kyarr did down the road. Still might become a cat 1-2 (by the JTWC) though, and it would be named "Maha" if so. Ryan1000 09:45, October 30, 2019 (UTC)

Cyclonic Storm Maha

Upgraded. An ESCS and C3-equivalent looks like a distinct possibility in the long run, although the forecasts fall short of those milestones for now. Currently 45 knots (50 mph) according to JTWC. According to IMD, it's currently 65 kmph (40 mph) and 998 mbar. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 15:27, October 30, 2019 (UTC)

Up to 45 knots (50 mph)/996 mbars according to IMD and 50 knots (60 mph) according to JTWC. Should be upgraded to a SCS overnight. ~ Steve 🎃 HappyHalloween!👻 04:22, October 31, 2019 (UTC)

Severe Cyclonic Storm Maha

Upped to a SCS, 55 knots (65 mph)/994 mbar according to IMD and 60 knots (70 mph) according to JTWC as it continues to parallel the west coast of India. ~ Steve 🎃 HappyHalloween!👻 16:06, October 31, 2019 (UTC)

It has weakened a bit to 50 knots (60 mph)/994 mbar (IMD) and 45 knots (50 mph) (JTWC). Expected to re-intensify to a VSCS. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 15:33, November 1, 2019 (UTC)
It's intensifying again, now 60 knots (70 mph) and 988 mbar according to IMD. JTWC has it at C1-equivalent intensity - 65 knots (75 mph). It should become a VSCS pretty soon. It's also expected to curve sharply towards India starting on Monday. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 22:25, November 2, 2019 (UTC)

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Maha

Upped to a VSCS - 80 mph (70 knots)/984 mbar (IMD) and 90 mph (80 knots) (JTWC). I think it's possible for it to become a brief ESCS, but upwelled water from Kyarr should keep it in check. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 17:28, November 3, 2019 (UTC)

Actually expected to become an ESCS now after an unexpectedly quick intensification. Now 90 mph (80 knots)/974 mbar (IMD). Maha's intensity according to JTWC is up to a whopping 110 mph (95 knots). ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 23:43, November 3, 2019 (UTC)

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Maha

Now an ESCS per IMD. -- JavaHurricane 05:13, November 4, 2019 (UTC)

105 kt per JTWC. Likely to weaken henceforth. Expected to make landfall in Gujarat between Porbandar and the UT of Daman and Diu. Warnings up. -- JavaHurricane 15:49, November 4, 2019 (UTC)
Also 115 mph (100 knots)/956 mbar according to IMD and it's starting to do the sharp curve towards India. It's likely to be very weak by the time it gets there though. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 16:16, November 4, 2019 (UTC)

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Maha (2nd time)

Downgraded back to a VSCS. Expected to quickly weaken further in the next couple days as it approaches India. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 16:43, November 5, 2019 (UTC)

Severe Cyclonic Storm Maha (2nd time)

Down to a SCS, now 70 mph (60 knots)/990 mbar. The JTWC forecast track is showing it dying out before Indian landfall, which means it might not even make it to landfall as a TC. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 06:35, November 6, 2019 (UTC)

Cyclonic Storm Maha (2nd time)

Down to CS intensity as moisture starts to stream into India. 50 mph (45 knots) according to JTWC and IMD with a pressure of 996 mbar. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 16:17, November 6, 2019 (UTC)

It's barely hanging on for life, now 40 mph (35 knots)/999 mbar (IMD). Final warning issued by JTWC as it succumbs to its death near western India. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 04:07, November 7, 2019 (UTC

Remnants of Maha

And it has quickly degenerated overnight. Its remnants continue to stream into India. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 16:15, November 7, 2019 (UTC)



AOI: Remnants of Matmo

The remnants of former STS Matmo from the WPac are code yellow on JTWC. Could this redevelop? ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 23:43, November 3, 2019 (UTC)

Now being monitored by the IMD. Looks likely that we will see "Bulbul" from this. This NIO season has been incredibly active... ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 16:19, November 4, 2019 (UTC)

Depression BOB 04

Let us see if it becomes Matmo or Bulbul. --- JavaHurricane 07:18, November 5, 2019 (UTC)

Expected to intensify to at least a VSCS. Could be a dangerous storm for eastern India and Bangladesh... And I personally think they will name it "Bulbul", as I think they only keep their JMA name if it survives to the NIO intact as a tropical cyclone (like Pabuk). Matmo dissipated over Indochina before regenerating. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 16:47, November 5, 2019 (UTC)

Deep Depression BOB 04

Now a deep depression, 35 mph (30 knots) and 1001 mbar according to IMD. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 06:36, November 6, 2019 (UTC)

Cyclonic Storm Bulbul (Matmo)

Intensified to a CS, named "Bulbul", although JTWC and some other sites appear to be keeping the old "Matmo" name and the "23W.MATMO" designation. Currently 40 mph (35 knots) and 998 mbar, expected to become yet another VSCS. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 22:32, November 6, 2019 (UTC)

Severe Cyclonic Storm Bulbul (Matmo)

Intensified to a SCS, 60 mph (50 knots)/997 mbar (IMD) and 65 mph (55 knots) (JTWC). Eastern India and Bangladesh are still forecast to be hit by a VSCS over the weekend. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 16:20, November 7, 2019 (UTC)

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Bulbul (Matmo)

Already a VSCS, 85 mph (75 knots) according to JTWC and 75 mph (65 knots)/986 mbar according to IMD. Looking increasingly dangerous for the areas I mentioned above. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 04:20, November 8, 2019 (UTC)

Intensified a bit to 80 mph (70 knots)/980 mbar (IMD), the intensity according to JTWC is now 100 mph (85 knots). Should make landfall near the India-Bangladesh border by tomorrow evening. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 16:26, November 8, 2019 (UTC)
Near landfall now. Currently 75 mph (65 knots)/988 mbar (IMD) and still 100 mph (85 knots) (JTWC). Hopefully it won't be too bad for the folks there. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 16:53, November 9, 2019 (UTC)

Cyclonic Storm Bulbul (Matmo) (2nd time)

Now over coastal Bangladesh and surrounding areas, down to 45 mph (40 knots)/1002 mbar (IMD), but still 80 mph (70 knots) according to JTWC. Expected to rapidly weaken further overnight due to land interaction. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 06:47, November 10, 2019 (UTC)

Deep Depression Bulbul (Matmo)

Down to DD status, 35 mph (30 knots)/1002 mbar (IMD), as it continues to bring flooding rains to many parts of Bangladesh and surrounding regions. ~ Steve Message MeMy Edits📧 16:41, November 10, 2019 (UTC)

Remnants of Bulbul (Matmo)

Downgraded to a low by IMD. No longer on JTWC's map either. Unfortunately, Bulbul/Matmo has caused at least 18 fatalities now. Hopefully not as bad as Fani earlier in the season or Sidr in '07. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 07:54, November 11, 2019 (UTC)

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