Minimize Tropical Cyclone Ita off the coast of Australia

This MetOp-A image, acquired 10 April 2014 at 23:30 UTC by the AHVRR instrument, shows Tropical Cyclone Ita off the coast of Australia.

Cyclone Ita rapidly intensified, reaching Category 4 (JTWC) on the Saffir-Simpson scale (or a Category 5 on the Australian scale) in the hours before it made landfall in the state of Queensland.

This black and white image is the combination of the 0.6, 1.6 and 11 micron channels.

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Credit: EUMETSAT 2014

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