Ocean waves crashing on rocks

ASCAT winds show strength of Cyclone Evan

17 December 2012 21:00 UTC

Ocean waves crashing on rocks
Ocean waves crashing on rocks

Tropical Cyclone Evan hits Samoa and Fiji.

Last Updated

05 July 2022

Published on

17 December 2012

Severe Tropical Cyclone Evan was considered to be the worst tropical cyclone to affect the island nation of Samoa since Cyclone Val in 1991.

The Category 4 storm (maximum sustained winds reaching 211km/h) left a trail of destruction and caused a number of deaths. ASCAT shows the wind (at 10m) above the sea surface (South Pacific).

 

ASCAT winds show strength of Cyclone Evan