Intensifying Tropical Cyclone Emnati bears down on Madagascar


Tropical Cyclone Emnati Satellite Image

Tropical Cyclone Emnati continues to strengthen over the South Indian Ocean north-northwest of Mauritius as it moves west at 7 knots with max winds about 105 knots and max significant wave height about 9 meters (near 30 feet). 






Emnati is forecast to turn more towards the southwest today reaching a peak intensity of 110-120 knots during the next 24-36 hours making landfall along the east-central coast of Madagascar around 1200-1500 UTC on the 22nd. Thereafter Emnati will weaken rapidly over land then turn more towards the south after passing out over the Mozambique Channel. 

Earlier this month, Intense Tropical Cyclone Batsirai impacted the same area on February 5th.

Forecast Track

Tropical Cyclone Emnati Forecast Track via JTWC

About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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