Tropical Cyclone Megan

Megan was a tropical cyclone that developed over the Gulf of Carpentaria and made landfall as a category 3 strength storm, southeast of Port McArthur, Northern Territory.

 

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Contributions by: Josh Reiter and Kim Erickson

Satellite imagery of this event:

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The Northern Territory Before and After Megan

Description:

Tropical Cyclone Megan made landfall in Northern Territory of Australia on March 18 bringing flooding rain to the area. The cyclone dissipated but the remnants continued to bring rain to the region for many subsequent days. This imagery shows before and after the rains.


Phenomena: Flooding

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Megan Slowly Moves Over the Northern Territory of Australia

Description:

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Megan slowly moves over the Northern Territory of Australia, bringing locally intense rainfall and a possibility of damaging wind gusts.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor Infrared (band 13)

Instrument: AHI

Megan Making Landfall From Polar-Orbiting Satellites

Description:

Polar-orbiting satellites captured the moment that Megan made landfall in the Northern Territory of Australia.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: NOAA-20 NOAA-21 S-NPP

Product: Day Cloud Phase Distinction

Instrument: VIIRS

Wide View Includes Tropical Cyclones 18 and Megan

Description:

This wide view of northern Australia shows Tropical Cyclone 18 to the west of the island nation and Tropical Cyclone Megan making landfall over the Northern Territory.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

Megan Makes Landfall in the Northern Territory

Description:

Tropical Cyclone Megan strengthened into a category three storm over the Gulf of Carpentaria over the last few days before making landfall southeast of Port McArthur. Strong winds and heavy rain are expected as the storm continues westward over the Northern Territory.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

Tropical Cyclone 19 Forms in Gulf of Carpentaria

Description:

Tropical Cyclone 19 develops in the Gulf of Carpentaria off the coast of the Northern Territory in Australia.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor Infrared (band 13)

Instrument: AHI