Tropical cyclone Hary skirting Madagascar's east coast

Tropical cyclone Hary skirting Madagascar's east coast

08 March 2002 00:00 UTC

Tropical cyclone Hary skirting Madagascar's east coast
Tropical cyclone Hary skirting Madagascar's east coast

The images below of Tropical Cyclone Hary were taken by Meteosat-5 over the Indian Ocean on 8 March.

Last Updated

21 October 2020

Published on

07 March 2002

 

 

The images below show Tropical Cyclone Hary on 8 March, two days prior to its near landfall in Madagascar on 10 March (see track of Hary below).

At 12:00 UTC on 8 March Hary was located at approximately 430 km northeast of Madagascar, moving west-southwestwards at a speed of 20 km/h. Maximum sustained winds at this time were about 200 km/h with gusts up to 250 km/h. The Meteosat-5 images depict the outflow of the tropical cyclone at high levels and the formation of a concentric eye of about 15–20 km diameter.

On 10 March, Hary skirted the eastern shore of Madagascar bringing heavy rain and strong winds. However, no substantial damage was reported.

In Antalaha two bridges were destroyed and one person died. In Maroantsetra the risk of flooding resulted in evacuations from low-lying areas. In Fenerive East district one road was cut due to a destroyed bridge. As of 11 March, the storm moved east-southeast away from the island.

It may be recalled that in 2000, more than 160 Madagascans were killed and tens of thousands driven from their homes by cyclones Eline and Gloria.

 

 

Images

Meteosat-5 (visible channel), 8 March, 12:00 UTC

Full Resolution . Source: University of Wisconsin, CIMSS.

 

Meteosat-5 (infrared channel), 8 March, 09:30 UTC

Full Resolution . Source: University of Wisconsin, CIMSS.

 

Track of Tropical Cyclone Hary

Full Resolution . Source: Met Office, UK

 

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