Articles tagged "madagascar"

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Tropical Cyclone "Herold" brings severe flooding to Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Herold" formed in the Indian Ocean near the coast of Madagascar on March 13, 2020, causing severe flooding in the northeastern part of the country which resulted in one fatality. Herold is the 8th named storm of the 2019/20 Southwest...

March 16, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Francisco" makes landfall south of Toamasina, Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Francisco" re-formed in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, on February 13, 2020, after weakening below tropical cyclone status on February 6. Francisco made landfall at 18:00 UTC on February 14 over the southeast coast of the...

February 15, 2020

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Devastating floods in Madagascar seen from space

International Space Station (ISS) and NASA's Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat-8 captured the devastating flood that spread in Madagascar in January 2020, which killed 31, displaced 16 000 people, affected 107 000 individuals, and prompted the government...

January 31, 2020

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Madagascar declares national emergency as massive floods claim 31 lives and inundate more than 10 000 homes

The government of Madagascar has declared a national emergency on Monday, January 27, 2020, following days of intense downpour that triggered widespread flooding and devastations across the country. The severe weather has so far claimed 31 lives, displaced more than...

January 28, 2020

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Floods and landslides leave at least 6 dead, widespread damage in Madagascar

Persistent heavy rains since the start of January 2020 has triggered floods and landslides in several areas of Madagascar, leading to at least six fatalities and widespread damage. The severe weather is forecast to continue agonizing parts of the country as more...

January 23, 2020

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9 dead, 1 400 left homeless as Tropical Cyclone "Belna" makes landfall in Madagascar

​Tropical Cyclone "Belna" made a devastating landfall in northern Madagascar at 12:00 UTC on Monday, December 9, 2019, with maximum sustained winds of 149 km/h (90 mph) and bursts of rapid intensification prior to reaching the coast. At least nine were...

December 10, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Belna" forecast to make landfall between Mahajanga and Cape Saint-Andre, Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Belna" is expected to make landfall between Mahajanga and Cape Saint-Andre, Madagascar just before 18:00 UTC on December 9, 2019, with maximum sustained winds up to 170 km/h (105 mph) and gusts to 205 km/h (130 mph). Depending on the...

December 08, 2019

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Severe Tropical Storm "Belna" heading toward Mayotte and Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Belna" formed December 5, 2019, as the second named storm of the 2019/20 Southwest Indian Ocean tropical season. The cyclone is intensifying and is expected to reach intense tropical cyclone status before making landfall over Madagascar. ...

December 06, 2019

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Forecast models suggest rare formation of twin tropical cyclones in western Indian Ocean

Numerical forecast models suggest two tropical cyclones are about to form in the western Indian Ocean this week, churning face-to-face on both sides of the equator. A deep depression formed over the southwest Arabian Sea on December 2, 0219, and concentrated into...

December 03, 2019

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Two tropical cyclones form east of Madagascar - Gelena and Funani

Two tropical cyclones formed east of Madagascar over the past 24 hours and were named Funani and Gelena. They are 7th and 8th named storms of the 2018/19 South Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season. Gelena is expected to pose a threat to Mauritius and Rodrigues...

February 06, 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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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

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17 fatalities as Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" moves over Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" hit Madagascar's Mananara region on March 17 with wind speeds of 85 km/h (53 mph) and gusts to 120 km/h (75 mph). It then moved over the provinces of Analanjirofo and Antsinanana over the next 2 days, killing at least 17...

March 19, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" to make landfall over NE Madagascar

Tropical Storm "Eliakim" formed 02:00 UTC on March 15, 2018 east of northern Madagascar as the 6th named storm of the 2017/18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season. Eliakim's current forecast track takes it right over northeastern Madagascar on March...

March 15, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Dumazile" forms dangerously close to Madagascar

Tropical Storm "Dumazile" formed very close to Madagascar at 00:00 UTC on March 3, 2018 as the 5th named storm of the 2017/18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season and the 11th named storm of the 2017/18 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season. On...

March 03, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Ava" causes floods and landslides, leaves 51 dead

Tropical Cyclone "Ava" reached a peak intensity of 167 km/h (103 mph), an equivalent to Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, just hours before it made landfall over Toamasina, Madagascar on January 5, 2018. Heavy rain was falling across...

January 08, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Ava" hits Madagascar as Category 2 hurricane equivalent

Tropical Cyclone "Ava" made landfall in Toamasina, Madagascar on January 5, 2018 with maximum sustained winds of 167 km/h (103 mph), an equivalent a Category 2 hurricane on Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Ava is dropping heavy rain on Madagascar for...

January 06, 2018

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Life-threatening Tropical Cyclone "Ava" to hit Madagascar, heavy rain already falling

A tropical cyclone designated 03S, named Ava at 09:00 UTC, January 3, has formed east of Madagascar and is currently affecting Reunion, Mauritius and especially northern Madagascar where heavy rain is already causing problems. This system is expected to continue...

January 03, 2018

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Severe plague outbreak affecting large urban areas of Madagascar

Pneumonic plague has been detected in several cities in Madagascar, WHO reports. This form of plague is highly transmissible (person-to-person) and quickly causes death without treatment. At least 19 people have died since August 27. WHO is concerned that the...

September 30, 2017

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Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" summary and damage report - Madagascar, March 2017

At least 81 people have been killed, 253 injured and 246 842 displaced as Enawo, the third strongest cyclone to hit Madagascar, hit the island on March 7, 2017. Towns and cities were flooded, houses, schools, hospitals and critical infrastructure destroyed. Water...

March 09, 2017

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Enawo makes landfall as third strongest cyclone to hit Madagascar

Intense Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" made landfall between Sambava and Antalaha, Madagascar on March 7, 2017, as Category 4 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson scale. It is the most powerful tropical cyclone to hit Madagascar since Gafilo in March 2004...

March 07, 2017

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Enawo will hit Madagascar with powerful winds and heavy rain

Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" is expected to make landfall over SE Antsiranana Province, Madagascar shortly after 10:00 local time (07:00 UTC) on March 7, 2017. The system is expected to reach the coast as Category 2 hurricane equivalent. Winds produced by...

March 06, 2017

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Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" threatens Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" has formed in the South Indian Ocean on March 3, 2017 and is now rapidly strengthening on its way toward Madagascar. Although the exact location is still unknown, it is possible Enawo will make landfall over northeastern Madagascar...

March 03, 2017

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Persistent droughts and heightened risk of floods in southern Africa

Continuous lack of rainfall since October 2015 caused a severe drought across the affected portions of southern Africa while persistent heavy precipitation in other areas continues to threaten with flooding, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)...

February 08, 2016

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New tropical cyclone threatens Mozambique and Madagascar

A new tropical cyclone in the Mozambique Channel is threatening Mozambique and Madagascar with heavy rainfall. The system will likely make landfall on Monday, March 9 on the central western coast of Madagascar as a Severe tropical storm (Haliba).According to RSMC La Reu

March 06, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Fundi" brings heavy rainfall over Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Fundi" formed over Mozambique Channel on February 6, 2015 bringing heavy rainfall to already soaked Madagascar.The system is located near the coast of southwestern Madagascar, about 629 km (391 miles) WSW of the capital Antananarivo.According

February 06, 2015

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Severe floods in southern Africa damaged crops, affected 930 000 including some 300 000 displaced

After a few months late start to southern Africa monsoon season, Mozambique, Malawi, and Madagascar have all received above-average rainfall since early January. Some areas received weekly accumulations well over 100 millimeters causing water levels to increase along th

February 03, 2015

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Severe Tropical Storm "Chedza" flooded Madagascar and affected more than 50 000

Severe Tropical Storm "Chedza" made landfall north of Morondava, Madagascar between 15:00 and 16:00 UTC on January 16, 2015 bringing heavy thunderstorm rains across much of the country. Just a few hours before landfall, Chedza had a maximum average 10-minute w

January 19, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Chedza" forms in Mozambique Channel, landfall over Madagascar today

Tropical Cyclone "Chedza" is forming from System 93S in the Mozambique Channel today. Infrared image taken at 16:00 UTC on January 15 by METEOSAT-7 showed the system moved away from the coast of Mozambique and into the Mozambique Channel and was getting better

January 16, 2015

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Weeks of very heavy rainfall devastate Malawi and Mozambique, Africa

Weeks of very heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding which displaced more than 100 000 people in African countries of Malawi and Mozambique and devastated their crops and infrastructure. The number of displaced is expected to increase as severe weather will continue

January 15, 2015

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Very intense Tropical Cyclone Hellen radically intensified over the weekend, Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Hellen (Southwest Indian Ocean) radically intensified over the weekend and reached wind speeds of up to 232 km/h (144 mph) and wind gusts up to 278 km/h (172 mph). GDACS is calling red alert for Madagascar - this tropical

March 31, 2014

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Tropical Cyclone Haruna spinning southwest of Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Haruna (16S) in South Indian Ocean, is forecast to increase in intensity in the next 24 hours to a peak of 100 knots, gusting up to 125 knots. Increasing vertical wind shear and land interaction will begin to weaken the system in the next 24

February 21, 2013

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New tropical cyclone develops near Madagascar

The previously area of convection near Madagascar now became tropical storm system (TC 16S). According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), the system is now located 19.7S 41.1E, approximately 335 nm west of Antananarivo, Madagascar. The

February 19, 2013

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Area of convection developing off coast of Madagascar

An area of convection is developing approximately 425 nm west southwest of Antananarivo, Madagascar. The system is located just poleward of the subtropical ridge axis, near 21.2S 39.8E in waters with favorable sea surface temperatures - 29 to 30 degrees Celsius. The

February 16, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Felleng moves southward, away from Madagascar

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Felleng (13S) was located 275 nm west of La Reunion and continued to track southward along the western periphery of a north-south oriented subtropical steering ridge, at speed of 6

February 01, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Felleng close to Madagascar

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Felleng (13S) was located approximately 310 nm northwest of La Reunion, and was moving west-southwestward at 11 knots. Sustainable winds range from 102 to 115 knots. MODIS

January 31, 2013

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Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Felleng formed east of Madagascar

Felleng formed as a tropical storm over the southern Indian Ocean on January 26, 2013, and strengthened into a cyclone on January 29, 2013. According to latest  report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Felleng was located roughly 420 nautical

January 30, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone 13S aiming Madagascar

New tropical system is forming near La Reunion Islands. According to latest JTWC report, Tropical cyclone  13S was located approximately 590 nm northeast of La Reunion, and is moving west-southwestward at 11 knots. Animated multispectral satellite imagery reveals a

January 27, 2013

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Overexploiting of "charcoal" forests in Madagascar

Madagascar has seen a 10 percent increase in temperature and a 10% decrease in rainfall in the past 50 years, with a devastating impact on the farming and fishing communities, according to the World Bank report. People are facing chronic hunger and high rates of

January 09, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Dumile moves away from Madagascar, Tropical Depression Sonamu formed in Sulu Sea

Tropical Cyclone Dumile passed over Mauritius and La Reunion and is moving southward, away from Madagascar. According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC),  Tropical Cyclone Dumile (07S), located approximately 215 nm northwest of La Reunion, and is

January 04, 2013