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  • Overview of Tropical Cyclones in February 2019

  • Wednesday, 13th March 2019

One tropical cyclone occurred over the western North Pacific in February 2019.

Wutip formed as a tropical depression over the western North Pacific about 1 810 km east-southeast of Guam on 19 February. It intensified rapidly when drifting westwards. Wutip turned to move northwestwards on 21 February and developed into a super typhoon two days later. Wutip reached its peak intensity on 25 February with an estimated maximum sustained wind of 210 km/h near its centre, which is the most intense tropical cyclone over the western North Pacific in February since 1961. Wutip then turned to track northwards slowly and started to weaken, before finally degenerating into an area of low pressure over the western North Pacific on 28 February.

Provisional Tropical Cyclone Track in February 2019
Provisional Tropical Cyclone Track in February 2019