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Madagascar, Mauritius, La Réunion – Tropical Cyclone Alcide (GDACS, JTWC, Meteo France, Meteo Madagascar) (ECHO Daily Flash of 7 November 2018)

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  • Tropical cyclone ALCIDE formed over the south-west Indian Ocean on 6 November. On 7 November at 0:00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 1 100 km north of Mauritius Island, 1 230 km north-east of La Réunion and 870 km north-east of Antalaha town (Antsiranana Province, northern Madagascar), with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (tropical storm).

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue south-west, strengthening to Category 2 with winds up to 157 km/h, before decreasing to a tropical storm on the approach to Madagascar.

  • Uncertainty over the track and intensity means that it is difficult to assess the potential impact at this stage.