1. Typhoon News Weblog 2003

"Typhoon News Weblog" is a specialized blog that aims to summarize various typhoon-related information such as narattives, meteorological references such as satellite images, links to other web sites, and the meaning of typhoon names. At the same time, automatic summarization of mass media news are also provided at Typhoon News Topics. And meteorological satellite images introduced in the weblog are listed in Typhoon Wallpaper Images.

Summary of Typhoons in 2003 2003-12-30
The number of typhoons in the year 2003 was 21, a smaller number than the average number of 27. In the following, significant typhoons of this year are reviewed. Typhoon 200310 (ETAU) The typhoon mov...[More..]
2003 Cyclone JANA 2003-12-08
This is nearly the end of the typhoon season in the North Western Pacific basin, and we do not have the latest information to write about. We then turn our eyes into the South Indian Ocean, where a c...[More..]
Typhoon 200321 (LUPIT) 2003-11-30
Typhoon LUPIT has changed its track toward northeast. According to Japan Meteorological Agency and others, it is likely that the typhoon will not make landfall at Honshu, but Izu Islands will be affe...[More..]
Typhoon 200320 (NEPARTAK) 2003-11-17
It is reported that, in Vietnam, many people were killed by floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain recently. According to the forecasts, Typhoon Nepartak, which is still intensifying today, wi...[More..]
Typhoon 200319 (MELOR) 2003-11-4
Typhoon MELOR is moving toward Sakishima Islands. The wind may not be very strong, but heavy rainfall is observed in some places. [More..]
Typhoon 200318 (PARMA) 2003-10-31
Typhoon PARMA's track has drawn a gigantic loop over one week. We sometimes see a loop in a typhoon track due to Fujiwara effect or wandering movement, but the loop of this size is unprecedented. Thi...[More..]
Typhoon 200317 (KETSANA) 2003-10-24
The movement of Typhoon KETSANA is very slow at this time of year, but the forecast of Japan Meteorological Agency shows an unexpectedly northward track, and the typhoon may pass over Izu Islands, wh...[More..]
Typhoon 200316 (KOPPU) 2003-9-29
The maximum gust of 55.6m/s was recorded at Chichi Island in Ogasawara Archipelago. Typhoons with very strong winds successively passed around Japan recently, since Typhoon 200314 (MAEMI) and Typhoon...[More..]
Typhoon 200315 (CHOI-WAN) 2003-9-22
Typhoon CHOI-WAN showed a steady development even after it came close to Honshu island. The maximum gust of 59.5 m/s was recorded at Hachijo island. [More..]
Typhoon 200314 (MAEMI) 2003-9-13
Typhoon MAEMI made landfall at the southern part of Korea. The scale of disasters is still not apparent, but one newspaper says that the death and the missing has reached 50 at this moment. The maxim...[More..]
Typhoon 200313 (DUJUAN) 2003-9-2
Typhoon DUJUAN did not make landfall on Taiwan, but it killed a few people and brought floodings and landslides mainly in the Southern part of Taiwan. Afterwards, the typhoon moved straight toward Ho...[More..]
Typhoon 200312 (KROVANH) 2003-8-23
Typhoon KROVANH has passed Philippine. [More..]
Typhoon 200311 (VAMCO) 2003-8-19
Typhoon VAMCO was born. [More..]
Typhoon 200310 (ETAU) 2003-8-8
We are preparing on this web site a new function for searching similar typhoons, but here we used an offline program to search for similar typhoons to Typhoon 200310 (with the best track dataset thro...[More..]
Typhoon 200309 (MORAKOT) 2003-8-4
The typhoon made landfall in southern Taiwan, but it seems that the loss is limited. [More..]
Typhoon 200308 (KONI) 2003-7-18
Typhoon KONI was born. This is the formation of typhoons two days in a row, following the formation of the Typhoon IMBUDO yesterday. [More..]
Typhoon 200307 (IMBUDO) 2003-7-25
Typhoon IMBUDO weakened to a tropical depression, but this typhoon brought some damage to regions such as Philippine, Hong Kong, and China, where the typhoon has passed. Reference: Google News [More..]
Typhoon 200306 (SOUDELOR) 2003-6-18
The typhoon has just passed over Iriomote Island, Okinawa. It seems that the typhoon got stronger today, so I hope they had little damage in the Iriomote area. [More..]
Typhoon 200305 (NANGKA) 2003-6-4
Typhoon NANGKA moved a little far away from Japan main islands. It didn't make a landfall in a row from the previous typhoon, and changed to the status of a extratropical cyclone. [More..]
Typhoon 200304 (LINFA) 2003-5-31
Typhoon LINFA was said to make a landfall on May 30, 2000 GMT around Uwajima city in Shikoku Island, and then changed to a extratropical cyclone. Please refer to the information and advisory issued b...[More..]
Typhoon 200303 (CHAN-HOM) 2003-5-22
Following the switchover from GMS-5 to GOES-9, we show two images from two satellites as below. Those two satellites have slightly different characterstic in terms of sensor resolution and bandwidth,...[More..]
Typhoon 200302 (KUJIRA) 2003-4-25
The typhoon finally started moving from Taiwan area where the typhoon was wandering around for a few days, and today it reached the area near Japan where the sea surface temperature is still not so h...[More..]
Typhoon 200301 (YANYAN) 2003-1-18
The first typhoon of this year, Typhoon 200301 (YANYAN) was born at UTC 0600 on Jan 18, 2003. Having the first typhoon in January is not a rare event, as shown in Typhoon Statistics, because, even af...[More..]
Cyclone ZOE 2003-1-5
It may not be a pleasant flight for people flying to Tikopia Island, a small isolated island in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, just after the strike of the tropical cyclone Zoe, which was one...[More..]