JTWC Summary: TROPICAL CYCLONE 06S (BERGUITTA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 144 NM EAST-NORTHEAST OF PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS, HAS TRACKED SOUTHWESTWARD AT 06 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.RECENT ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A SHIELD OF RELATIVELY DISORGANIZED DEEP CONVECTION PERSISTING OVER A LOW-LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER EVIDENT IN A 171715Z METOP-B ASCAT PASS AND A 1758Z METOP-A ASCAT PASS.THE CURRENT POSITION IS BASED ON THESE ASCAT PASSES, WITH HIGH CONFIDENCE.THE INTENSITY OF 65 KNOTS IS CONSISTENT WITH RECENT MULTI-AGENCY DVORAK AND AUTOMATED SATELLITE INTENSITY CONSENSUS …
Tropical Cyclone BERGUITTA continued moving south-west over the Indian Ocean. On 17 January at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 360 km north-east of Mauritius island and it had maximum sustained winds speed of 148 km/h.
Nairobi/Geneva, 16 January 2018—Mauritius and La Réunion are on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Berguitta moves towards southern Indian Ocean this week. Red Cross disaster response teams are readying response plans in anticipation of the cyclone’s landfall.
• Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is strengthening and moving south-west towards Mauritius.
• The system could reach Mauritius on 17 January and cause heavy rain and strong winds.
• On Rodrigues Island, more than 40 people were evacuated following a strong tropical storm.
Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is strengthening in the southern Indian Ocean and moving south-west. On 15 January, its centre was located north of Rodrigues Island, in Mauritius.
A new Tropical Cyclone named BERGUITTA formed over the Indian Ocean and started moving south-west, strengthening. On 15 January at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 200 km north of Rodrigues island (Mauritius) and it had maximum sustained winds speed of 120 km/h.
Over the next 24 hours it is forecast to continue moving south-west toward Mauritius island strengthening and it might pass over or north of Mauritius on 17 January afternoon/evening UTC with maximum sustained winds of approximately 180 km/h (equivalent to a Category 3 in the Saffir-Simpson Scale).
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This year plague came early to Madagascar and spread quickly. When it began to move out from the areas where it traditionally occurs, people became increasingly alarmed – both within the island nation and in neighbouring territories and countries.
From August to late October 2017, more than 1800 suspected, probable or confirmed plague cases were reported, resulting in 127 deaths. This outbreak is unusually severe, and there are still five more months to go before the end of the plague season.
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A plague outbreak in Madagascar has raised concern in neighbouring countries. As of 12 October, a total of 684 cases (suspected, probable and confirmed) including 57 deaths (CFR 8.3%) have been reported from 35 out of 114 districts. Of these 474 were clinically classified as pneumonic plague.
The Madagascar Ministry of Health (MoH) reported caseload on 16 October was 805 (confirmed and suspected) with 74 deaths.
Tropical Cyclone CARLOS continued moving west south-west over the south-west Indian Ocean, slightly weakening, but remaining a Tropical Storm. On 8 February, its centre was located approximately 300 km south south-west of the south-western coast of La Reunion (France).
Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving south-west, strengthening. As of 8 February, Meteo France-La Reunion has issued an Orange Alert for heavy rain and strong winds, and a Cyclone Alert for the whole island.
• TC CARLOS continued moving westsouthwest over the south-west Indian Ocean, remaining a Tropical Storm. On 7 February at 0.00 UTC, its center was located approx. 174 km north-northwest of Port Louis capital (Mauritius island) and 210 km north north-east of La Réunion (France). It had max. sustained winds speed of 83 km/h.
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PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles, 5 September 2016 - Memories of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which claimed some 230,000 lives, will be revived this week as 24 countries take part in one of the largest tsunami simulations ever staged.
- A new Tropical Cyclone, DAYA, formed over the south-western Indian Ocean between Madagascar and La Reunion on 10 February and started moving south, slightly strengthening.
- Heavy rains affected eastern Madagascar, as well as the islands of La Reunion and Mauritius over the last few days. Approx. 100 mm of rain in 24 h were observed in Saint-Denis (La Reunion) and 111 mm in Vacoas (Mauritius) over 9-10 February. In the island of Mauritius, according to local media, several homes and roads were flooded, especially in the northern areas, displacing hundreds of people.
LA REUNION, MAURITIUS, MADAGASCAR – TROPICAL CYCLONE HALIBA
• HALIBA passed south of La Reunion over 9-10 March, as a Tropical Storm, causing heavy rain and winds. Then it turned south, weakening into a Tropical Depression, and it started moving away from land, over the Indian Ocean.
• As of 10 March morning, a warning for heavy rainfall was still in effect in Mauritius (National Meteorological Service of Mauritius), and for some areas of La Reunion (Meteo-France La Reunion).
En déplacement en Polynésie française, George PAU-LANGEVIN, Ministre des Outre-mer, se tient informée heure par heure de l’évolution de la trajectoire de la tempête tropicale « Haliba ». Les dernières informations sont globalement rassurantes malgré l’intensité des intempéries.
• Tropical Cyclone BANSI formed in the south-west Indian Ocean on 11 January and started moving southeast and then east, significantly strengthening. On 12 January at 6.00 UTC it had max. sustained winds of 185 km/h and its centre was located over sea, approx. 355 km north-west of the island of Mauritius.
Tropical Storm Adjali:
Tropical Storm Adjali is forecast to move in a south-westerly direction towards north-east Madagascar. However, for the forecast period of 18 to 23 November, Adjali is expected to decrease in strength and remain a significant distance from any populated area. OCHA is monitoring the situation and will issue updates as required.
The Tsunami Warning System established under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in the Indian Ocean following the December 2004 disaster is functioning effectively. This was demonstrated in a simulation exercise conducted on 9 and 10 September 2014, with the participation of 24 countries of the Indian Ocean Rim*.
According to the preliminary results of the simulated alert, all of the participating countries received timely tsunami advisory messages, and no delays were reported.