Tropical Cyclone Emnati Nears Madagascar East Coast

Tropical Cyclone Emnati

Satellite Image Tropical Cyclone Emnati via JU\TWC

Tropical Cyclone Emnati, currently located north-northwest of La Réunion Island in the South Indian Ocean and was moving west-southwestward at 6 knots with maximum winds to 100 knots and significant wave heights up to 32 feet (9.8 meters). 

Emnati is forecast to turn more towards the southwest and some additional strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours followed by some weakening as the system nears the east coast of Madagascar making landfall about 1800 UTC on the 22nd with max winds of  about 100 knots. 

Emnati will weaken rapidly over the mountainous terrain of Madagascar passing off the southwest coast of Madagascar about 0000 UTC on the 24th as a tropical storm. Earlier this month, Intense Tropical Cyclone Batsirai impacted the same area on February 5th.

Tropical Cyclone Emnati 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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