Super Typhoon Nuri became one of the most powerful tropical cyclones of 2014 on 2 November as it travelled over the open waters of the western Pacific Ocean, east of the Philippines and south of Japan.
05 November 2020
04 November 2014
Typhoon Nuri formed in the western Pacific Ocean on 30 October, then increased in intensity over the following weekend.
It became the equivalent of category 5 in 24 hours, with maximum sustained winds of 290 km/h (180 mph), tying with Super Typhoon Vongfong as the strongest storm of 2014.
The imagery shows the typhoon as seen by the Metop-B satellite on 4 November, when the storm was directly south of Japan and beginning to slightly weaken.
The first image shows the winds from the ASCAT instrument overlaid on the infrared image. The area of hurricane force winds (red) and a well-developed eye structure can be clearly seen.
The second image is the IR10.8 channel from the AVHRR instrument, the coldest clouds are shown in dark red (190 K/-85 °C).
Meteosat and MTSAT image of Typhoon Nuri, 3 November 09:00 UTC (Flickr)
Super Typhoon Nuri: One of 2014's Most Powerful in Western Pacific Begins to Weaken (The Weather Channel)
Super Typhoon Nuri on track to be strongest storm of 2014 (Washington Post)
Typhoon Nuri warning (Joint Typhoon Warning Center)
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