Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tropical cyclone

Cyclone Laurence making landfall on December 21 at 05:59 UTC (1:59 p.m. local Australia Time). Laurence was a Category 3 storm, and this image clearly shows an eye.

Tropical cyclone Laurence made landfall early on December 21, and residents along the northern coast of Western Australia are experiencing strong gusty winds, flooding, and very heavy rainfall. Laurence made landfall near Wallal as a Category Three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, with winds of 126 mph/ 203.7 kph/110 knots, gusting to 178 mph/287 kph/155 knots.