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South-West Indian Ocean | Tropical Cyclones FUNANI and GELENA - Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) – DG ECHO Daily Map | 06/02/2019

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Tropical cyclone FUNANI formed over South-West Indian Ocean on 5 February and started moving south-west. On 6 February at 6.00 UTC, its center was located approx. 325 km north-northeast of Rodrigues Island, with maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to strengthen as it continues south and then south-east, approx. 220 km east of Rodrigues. Mauritius MET Services has issued a cyclone warning Class II for Rodrigues.

  • Meanwhile, tropical cyclone GELENA formed on 6 February and started moving westward. On 6 February at 6.00 UTC, its center was located approx. 450 km north-east of Antalaha (Madagascar), with maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h. Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to strengthen as it turns south-east, with maximum sustained winds up to 110 km/h.