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  • Overview of Tropical Cyclones in April 2017

  • Tuesday, 9th May 2017

      
        Two tropical cyclones occurred over the western North Pacific and the South China Sea in April 2017.

        A tropical depression formed over the sea areas east of the Philippines about 1 020 km east-southeast of Manila on the afternoon of 14 April. It moved west-northwestwards with an estimated wind of 45 km/h near its centre. The tropical depression crossed the central part of the Philippines over the next two days and finally weakened into an area of low pressure over the central part of the South China Sea on 17 April.

        According to press reports, the tropical depression brought flood to the central part of the Philippines where at least ten people were killed.

        Tropical Depression Muifa formed over the western North Pacific about 1 730 km east of Manila on the morning of 25 April. Moving west-northwestwards at first, Muifa soon turned northwards the next day and reached its peak intensity with an estimated wind of 55 km/h near its centre. It finally weakened into an area of low pressure over the western North Pacific to the east of the Philippines on the morning of 28 April.
        

Tropical Cyclone Tracks in April 2017
Tropical Cyclone Tracks in April 2017