Intense bands of rain circling a well defined eye were revealed by GPM's GMI on March 27, 2017. But why? Ex-Cyclone Debbie has morphed into a storm causing floods, landslips, road closures and more across New Zealand. Tropical Cyclone Debbie generated a lot of rainfall before and after it made landfall in Queensland, Australia, and NASA analyzed how much rain fell from a vantage point of space.

While headed toward northeastern Australia Debbie reached it's maximum sustained wind speeds estimated at over 100 kts (115 mph) on March 27, 2017 (UTC). Tropical Cyclone (TC) Debbie made landfall as a Category 4 Severe Tropical Cyclone near Airlie Beach on 28 March 2017. GPM Measures Tropical Cyclone Debbie Debbie intensified and had hurricane force wind speeds within a day of formation. Cyclone Debbie in context: how severe was the storm in comparison with other weather events? Send your weather stories and photos to digital@newshub.co.nz What you need to know: Many parts of New Zealand have copped a battering overnight as ex-tropical cyclone Debbie brought torrential rain. GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) showed a Debbie had an eye on March 26th. Debbie was close to hurricane intensity with bands of very heavy rain spiraling into the tropical cyclone when GPM passed over on March 25 at 1436 UTC. The rate of DRP is … This factsheet on the influence of climate change on intense rainfall and flooding is a follow up to last week’s factsheet on ‘Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change’ after Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit North Queensland on 28 March. The Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP) provides one-off financial assistance to eligible Australians adversely affected by tropical cyclone Debbie. Storm damage resulted from both the high winds associated with the cyclone, and the very heavy rain.

Significant fire and emergency service resources were mobilised.