Tropical Cyclone Nilofar

Tropical Cyclone Nilofar

28 October 2014 06:30 UTC–29 October 05:05 UTC

Tropical Cyclone Nilofar
Tropical Cyclone Nilofar

On 28 October Tropical Cyclone Nilofar quickly intensified, strengthening from the equivalent of a category 2 hurricane into a category 4 hurricane with winds of 217 km/h, and gusts up to 258 km/h.

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05 November 2020

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28 October 2014

Tropical Cyclone Nilofar, on 25 October, over the Arabian Sea, before moving northwards towards northwest India and Pakistan.

The Meteosat-7 infrared image, from 28 October at 06:30 UTC, shows the cyclone as it started to intensify.

The Metop-B Natural Colour RGB with ASCAT winds overlaid, shows Tropical Cyclone Nilofar transitioning from the equivalent of a Category 4 storm to a Category 3/2 and turning towards the Indian/Pakistani coast.

The ASCAT image shows the strongest winds at the time were around 93 km/h.

It was forecast to weaken further before making landfall on the Indian coast.

Met-7, 28 October 2014 06:30 UTC
Figure 1: Met-7 IR11.5, 28 October 2014 06:30 UTC
Metop-B, 29 October 2014 05:05 UTC
Figure 2: Metop-B Natural Colour RGB with ASCAT winds overlaid, 29 October 2014 05:05 UTC
 

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