Articles tagged "2018/19 southwest indian ocean cyclone season"

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Tropical Cyclone "Gelena" brings widespread flooding, leaves Rodrigues without power

The center of Tropical Cyclone "Gelena" passed just south of the island of Rodrigues in Southwest Indian Ocean on February 10, 2019, causing widespread flooding and island-wide power outages. Gelena brought wind speeds of up to 185 km/h (115 mph) and heavy...

February 10, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Desmond" drops extremely heavy rain on Mozambique, leaves 9 dead in Madagascar

Tropical Storm "Desmond" formed January 20, 2019 in the Mozambique Channel, bringing heavy rain to parts of Madagascar as it headed toward Mozambique. It made landfall in the province of Zambezia, near the border with the Sofala province. While there were...

January 22, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Desmond" making landfall in Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone "Desmond" formed over the southern Mozambique Channel at 12:00 UTC on January 20, 2019. The storm is expected to continue its NNW track toward Zambezia Province and make landfall over the next couple of hours as a tropical storm. Heavy...

January 21, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Cilida" to pass dangerously close to Mauritius and Rodrigues

Tropical Storm "Cilida" formed December 19, 2018 NE of Madagascar as the 4th named tropical storm of the 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. The storm has since intensified into a Severe Tropical Storm and is expected to pass dangerously close...

December 20, 2018

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Early-season Tropical Cyclone "Alcide" forms near Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Alcide" formed November 6, 2018 as the first named storm of the 2018/19 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season. Over the next 48 hours, this system strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane equivalent. Its formation comes 9 days before the...

November 08, 2018