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Tropical Cyclone Quang in the Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Quang in the Indian Ocean

Cyclone Quang is currently northwest of Learmonth, Australia, weakening as dry air is drawn toward the center of rotation. Landfall is expected near Learmonth during May 1 and 2, but the storm should be significantly weakened by then, bringing much needed moisture to an historically dry area. In this image to the east can be seen numerous wildfires burning along Australia's northern coast. This data was sensed by the Suomi NPP satellite's VIIRS instrument around 0535Z on April 29, 2015 and the image made from the Capture tool in NOAA View.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory