Tropical Cyclone Paul (Southern Pacific Ocean)

The center is bordered by a band of moderate rain to the northwest (green arc along the coast) and surrounded by outer rain bands that spiral inwards to the south and east (blue and green arcs indicating light to moderate rain, respectively). Embedded within the rainbands are occasional areas of heavy rain (red areas).

This 3-D perspective of Paul at 9:08 UTC . The most prominent feature is a deep convective tower (shown in red), which penetrates up to 9 miles (15 km) high. This corresponds with an area of intense rain in the northwestern eyewall.

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