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Madagascar, The Seychelles – Tropical Cyclone Alcide Update (GDACS, JTWC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 November 2018)

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  • Tropical cyclone ALCIDE continued south-south-west offshore over the Indian Ocean, weakening. On 9 November at 0:00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 400 km east of Antsiranana city (northern Madagascar) and 345 km south-east of Farquhar Group Islands (Seychelles), with maximum sustained winds of 167 km/h (equivalent to a Category 2 in the Saffir Simpson Scale).

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to move south, slightly weakening, but remaining a Category 2 tropical cyclone before turning north-east and then north-west on 11 November, remaining offshore and weakening to a Category 1 tropical cyclone. It should weaken to a tropical storm on 12 November and to a tropical depression on 13 November, dissipating over south-west Indian Ocean.