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07 nov. 2018 | 21h27 UTC

Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone Alcide forms off northeast coast

Madagascar Alerte de sécurité

Alcide forms as a tropical cyclone off the northeast coast of Madagascar on November 6, marking an early beginning to the southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/11/2018, 12h00 until 12/11/2018, 11h59 (Indian/Antananarivo). COUNTRY/REGION Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius

Event

Tropical Cyclone Alcide formed on Tuesday, November 6, off the northeast coast of Madagascar, launching the 2018-2019 southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season. Alcide is currently located 764 km (475 mi) east-northeast of Antisiranana and producing sustained winds of 139 km/h (86 mph), the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane. The storm is predicted to continue its path southwest until Friday, November 9, when it is forecast to stall and weaken due east of Antisiranana. Changes to its path are possible in the coming days and Alcide may move across the northern edge of Madagascar. Rain, strong winds, rip currents, and high surf are possible at large distances from the storm, including the northern Madagascar coast and nearby islands, such as Mauritius and Réunion.

Context

Tropical storms and cyclones are common in the southwest Indian Ocean basin from November to April.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and avoid oceangoing activities if conditions remain hazardous.

 

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