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Tropical Cyclone 18S Approaches Madagascar

Posted by feww on March 10, 2010

Tropical Cyclone Hubert (18 S) Sauntering Toward  Madagascar


Tropical Cyclone Hubert  (TC 18S).
Visible/ IR Satellite Image. Source: UW-CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.


Infrared image from NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, AIRS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite shows the high cold clouds (blue), which are starting to band, or wrap around the cyclone’s center of circulation. (March 8 at 10:23UTC). Credit: NASA JPL

Summary of Details

  • Current Position: 20.3S 50.1E
  • Location: 340 km (~ 185 NM) ESE of Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Movement: 270 degrees
  • Forward Speed: ~ 4 km/hr (2 kts)
  • Max Sustained Wind Speed: ~ 75 km/hr
  • Wind Gusts:  ~90 km/hr


Reunion Satellite  Image by Meteo France

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