Tropical Cyclone Hidaya

Hidaya was a tropical cyclone in the south-west Indian Ocean.

Hidaya was the strongest tropical storm ever recorded in the Tanzania area, contributing to flooding in the region when it made landfall on May 4.

Heavy rainfall and high winds were expected from Hidaya. Wind speeds from Hidaya measured around the same as a Category 1 hurricane, at 150 km/h on May 3.

For more information, visit the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

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Contributions by: Kim Erickson and Josh Reiter

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Tropical Cyclone Hidaya Nears Landfall

Description:

Over the last 24 hours, Tropical Cyclone Hidaya has intensified, even briefly developing a center eye, as nears the coast of East Africa. It is forecasted to make landfall tomorrow along the coast of Tanzania, bringing strong winds and storm surge.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Meteosat-9

Product: GeoColor Infrared (band 11)

Instrument: SEVIRI

Tropical Cyclone Hidaya

Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Meteosat-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: SEVIRI