Madagascar, La Reunion, Mauritius – Tropical Cyclone Daya (GDACS, JTWC, NOAA, Meteo France, NASA, WMO, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 11 February 2016)

  • 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. As of 11 February morning, nearly 90 people were still inside a number of evacuation centres.