Madagascar – Tropical cyclone GAMANE (GDACS, Meteo France La Reunion, Meteo Madagascar, Meteo Madagascar, JTWC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 March 2024)

  • A new tropical storm named GAMANE formed over the southern Indian Ocean, north-east of the far northern Madagascar, on the afternoon, UTC of 25 March and started moving southwestward as a tropical storm, strenghtening. On 26 March at 6.00 UTC its centre was located offshore approximately 145 km north-east of Vohemar City, Sava Region, north-eastern Madagascar, with maximum sustained winds of 108 km/h (tropical storm).
  • GAMANE is expected to continue southward over the Ocean along the coast of north-eastern Madagascar – without making the landfall- on 27-28 March, strenghtening, with maximum sustained winds up to 190 km/h (tropical cyclone). After that, on 29-31 March it is forecast to continue southeastward over the Ocean, weakening into a tropical storm on 31 March.
  • Over the next 72 hours, heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over northern and central-eastern Madagascar. Moderate rainfall is also forecast over Reunion and Mauritius starting from 29 March.

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