Tropical Cyclone Ebula • Earth.com Tropical Cyclone Ebula

Last update: September 17th, 2019 at 12:00 am

Tropical Cyclone Ebula Packing sustained winds of 75 miles (120 km) per hour. Also with gusts of up to 92 miles (147 km) per hour. Tropical Cyclone Ebula was moving south-southwestward in the Indian Ocean on January 10, 2003. Ebula is expected to track to the south over the next 24 hours.

This true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Ebula was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.

Cyclone Bola was one of the costliest cyclones in the history of New Zealand. Therefore causing severe damage as an extratropical cyclone when it passed near the country in March 1988. Also It formed on February 24 to the north of Fiji. Therefore  tracking generally southwestward it reached hurricane-force winds near Vanuatu on February 28. The next day it generated peak wind velocities of 195 km/h (120 mph), though it quickly weakened as it accelerated southward. On March 4, Bola transitioned into an extratropical storm, passing to the north of the North Island of New Zealand on March 8. It weakened further and was absorbed by a stationary trough near the South Island on March 12.

Credit: Image courtesy Jeffrey Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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