NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Nora become a hurricane

Nora (was 16P) - Southern Pacific Ocean.

On March 23 at 12:36 a.m. EDT (0436 UTC) a visible image of Tropical Storm Nora was acquired from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite as it continued moving between northern Australia and New Guinea. Credits: NOAA/NASA Rapid Response Team
On March 23 at 12:36 a.m. EDT (0436 UTC) a visible image of Tropical Storm Nora was acquired from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite as it continued moving between northern Australia and New Guinea. Credits: NOAA/NASA Rapid Response Team

NASA satellite imaginary demonstrated that Tropical Cyclone Nora built up an eye as it fortified into a sea tempest north of Australia. NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite gave forecasters an obvious picture of the tempest, some time ago named Tropical Cyclone 16P.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology or ABM issued notices and looks for Nora. A Warning Zone is in actuality from the mouth of the Gilbert River to Thursday Island, including Weipa. The Watch Zone reaches out from the Northern Territory/Queensland outskirt to the mouth of the Gilbert River.

On March 23 at 12:36 a.m. EDT (0436 UTC) the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on board NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite caught a noticeable picture of Tropical Storm Nora as it kept moving between northern Australia and New Guinea. The picture was made at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and demonstrated an eye encompassed by capable electrical storms wrapping into the low-level focus of flow.

At 5 a.m. EST (0900 UTC) on March 23, the focal point of Tropical Cyclone Nora was 438 nautical miles east-upper east of Darwin, Australia almost 11.0 degrees south scope and 138.5 degrees east longitude.

Nora was pushing toward the southeast close to 15 mph (13 hitches/24 kph). Most extreme maintained breezes were almost 75 mph (65 ties/120 kph) making Nora a Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson tropical storm wind scale.

Nora is forecast to continue strengthening and moving southeast into the Gulf Carpentaria.

ABM noted on March 23 “Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora continues to intensify as a Category 3 strength cyclone as it moves southeasterly across the northern Gulf of Carpentaria. The Tropical Cyclone is expected to reach Category 4 strength during Saturday while over the northeast Gulf of Carpentaria.”

“On Sunday, the Tropical Cyclone is expected to take a more southerly track and move towards the southeastern Gulf of Carpentaria coast, although a coastal crossing anywhere along the western Cape York Peninsula south of Mapoon during Saturday afternoon or Sunday is also possible. By Monday, the Tropical Cyclone is expected to become slow moving over the southeastern Gulf of Carpentaria or inland of the coast.”