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Tropical Cyclone Gillian Menaces Eastern Indian Ocean March 28, 2014
CIMSS Satellite Loop
Cyclone Gillian can be seen losing its eye between Java and Australia's northwestern tip on Monday.
Cyclone Gillian lashed Australia’s Indian Ocean territory of Christmas Island with high winds that tore the roofs off homes and brought down trees as well as power lines.

Gillian was only at tropical storm force when it skirted the island, just south of Java, but later intensified into a Category-5 cyclone over a remote stretch of the eastern Indian Ocean.

The storm eventually dissipated over remote, open waters and did not pose any threat to aircraft searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

Cyclone Gillian Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS