Tropical cyclone in the Southern Atlantic

Tropical cyclone in the Southern Atlantic

27 March 2004 00:00 UTC

Tropical cyclone in the Southern Atlantic
Tropical cyclone in the Southern Atlantic

On 26 and 27 March 2004, MSG monitored the surprising development of a tropical cyclone close to the coast of Brazil.

Last Updated

21 October 2020

Published on

26 March 2004

The South Atlantic with its cooler waters (as compared to the North Atlantic) is generally not thought of by meteorologists as a place where tropical cyclones can form. However, this cyclone developed under a rather low (and thus warm) tropopause over waters of about 24–25 °C. The cyclone made landfall in southeastern Brazil on 28 March 2004.

Meteosat-8 images

Met-8, 27 March 2004, 16:00 UTC
RGB Composite VIS0.8, IR3.9r, IR10.8
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Met-8, 27 March 2004, 16:00 UTC
RGB Composite NIR1.6, VIS0.8, VIS0.6
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