Cat.5 TC Niran approaching New Caledonia
Update: 5th of March, 11:00 p.m. UTC
Cyclone Niran is currently closing in on New Caledonia, moving very fast at 46km/hr towards the island.
Maximum winds are 240 km/h and the cyclone is expected to bring damaging winds, coastal inundation, heavy rainfall and dangerous seas to the region.
Update: 5th of March, 9:00 a.m. UTC
Cyclone Niran is currently the strongest storm in the Australian basin for 2021. It is continuing its intensification with maximum sustainable winds of 212 km/h (115 kt). The storm should be peaking in approximately 6-12 hours.
Niran's main target is the island of New Caledonia, which could take a direct hit as the cyclone moves closer on Saturday morning hours.
its now an cat5 cyclone.
@onghml Back to category 4 it seems. We are waiting for its arrival in Nouméa. Northen part of the island report low dmg.
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Watching it develop is mesmerizing. Please stay safe.❤️❤️
Quite a hefty chonker 🤪