Tropical Cyclone Fay (18S) off Australia and Indonesia
Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Fay just hours before it would begin turning back towards the Western Australian coast. The cyclone was downgraded from a category five to a category four system overnight and was expected to begin moving south. As a result, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology issued new advisories for coastal and island communities between Cape Leveque and Mardie, along the Pilbara coast.