Archive | April 17, 2012

M1.7 Flare / Major CME April 16, 2012

M1.7 Solar Flare / Major Coronal Mass Ejection
A major eruption on the solar corona that peaked to M1.7 intensity at 17:45UTC on April 16th also produced a major coronal mass ejection (CME) into space. As this active region is not fully rotated onto the earth facing side of the disk it is unlikely that this CME is directed to the earth therefore should not be geoeffective.

The video above was composed by our youtube partner Solar Watcher. 

18 April 2012 Western Pacific & Australia Tropical Update

The western pacific and Eastern Asia is booming today with severe weather.

Tokyo saw some rumbles of thunders on Tuesday but good news most of this has cleared out in the overnight hours. Meanwhile though the main topic of discussion is the continued rough weather in and around Hong Kong. Storms have been blowing up here all week and yet another round of wicked weather could occur through friday dropping over 100mm of rainfall in many locations just north of the city.   In just the past 24hrs over 80mm of rainfall was recorded and over the weekend Large hail damaging houses and injuring dozens of people was reported about 100km north of the city. With that said these storms look to continue to linger bringing more severe weather.

Australia is a point of discussion today as Invest 99P spins just north of the Top End, at this time NOGAPS is picking up on a weak development from this area and given conditions it does look like this could be possible. We will have continue updates as this progresses but for a detailed info on this system please check the update from our partner at

In my Search of Weather Videos I also found this video from Hong Kong on the 16th.

Australia Tropical Update 18 April 2012

A weak LOW has formed well north of the NT. It will drift to the WSW over the next 2-3 days and will deepen slightly, however it is not suspect for tropical cyclone development in the short term.

The LOW will continue to generate a moist convergent flow which will enhance showers/storms and possibly even rain areas along the top end coastline.