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  • Overview of Tropical Cyclones in November 2016

  • Tuesday, 6th December 2016

      
        Three tropical cyclones occurred over the western North Pacific and the South China Sea in November 2016.

        Meari formed as a tropical depression over the western North Pacific about 230 km north-northeast of Yap early in the morning on 2 November, and moved north-northwestwards and northwards slowly. Meari started to accelerate northeastwards and intensified gradually on 4 November. It developed into a typhoon the next day, reaching its peak intensity with an estimated wind of 140 km/h near its centre. Meari finally evolved into an extratropical cyclone over the western North Pacific southeast of Japan on the night of 7 November.

        Ma-on formed as a tropical depression over the western North Pacific about 1 610 km east of Guam on the afternoon of 9 November and moved generally west-northwestwards. Ma-on intensified into a tropical storm on the afternoon of 10 November, reaching its peak intensity with an estimated wind of 65 km/h near its centre. It then started to weaken gradually and degenerated into an area of low pressure over the sea areas southeast of Iwo Jima on 12 November.

         Tokage formed as a tropical depression about 830 km southeast of Manila on the afternoon of 24 November and moved across the Philippines on a west-northwestward to northwestward track. It entered the South China Sea on 26 November and intensified into a severe tropical storm, reaching its peak intensity with an estimated wind of 90 km/h near its centre. Tokage turned slowly to the northeast on 27 November and lingered over the sea areas west of Luzon. Affected by the northeast monsoon, Tokage weakened rapidly and dissipated the next day.
        

Tropical Cyclone Tracks in November 2016
Tropical Cyclone Tracks in November 2016