Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for FUNANI-19
in Mauritius

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone FUNANI-19 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000545
Name FUNANI-19
From - To 05 Feb - 09 Feb
Exposed countries Mauritius
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 222 km/h, Category 4
Maximum storm surge
Vulnerability Medium (Mauritius)

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 222 km/h 0 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
GFS n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
ECMWF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
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Mauritius - Tropical cyclone FUNANI update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:06

  • Tropical cyclone FUNANI continues moving south-east over the Indian Ocean, strengthening. As of 8 February, at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approximately 580 km south-east of Rodrigues Island (Mauritius) and 1 140 km east south-east of Mauritius Island (Mauritius), with maximum sustained winds up to 213 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to weaken and move south-east, with maximum sustained winds up to 194 km/h.
  • According to Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS), moderate rainfall, thunderstorms and strong winds are expected over Rodrigues Island for the next 24 hours.
Mauritius - Tropical cyclone FUNANI update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Thu, 07 Feb 2019 11:02

  • Tropical cyclone FUNANI is strengthening as it continues south east over the Indian Ocean. As of 7 February, at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approximately 230 km north-east of Rodrigues Island and 860 km east of Mauritius Island with maximum sustained winds up to 176 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to move south-south-east, with projected maximum sustained winds up to 204 km/h.
  • According to Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS), moderate rainfall, strong winds and storm surges are expected over Rodrigues Island over the next 24 hours.
Mauritius - Tropical cyclone FUNANI (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:08

  • New tropical cyclone FUNANI formed over the South Indian Ocean on 5 February, moving south-west. On 6 February, its centre was located approximately 350 km north-north-east of Rodrigues Island and 470 km east of Saint Brandon Island with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to strengthen as it continues south and then south-east approximately 220 km east of Rodrigues Island.
  • Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast and a "Class II" warning has been issued by the Mauritius authorities for Rodrigues Island.
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CYCLONE TROPICAL INTENSE GELENA. Vents maximaux (moyennés sur 10 minutes) estimés sur mer : 205 km/h. Rafales maximales estimées sur mer : 285 km/h. Pression estimée au centre : 942 hPa. Position le 09 février à 16 heures locales Réunion :
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Gelena s'éloigne de La Réunion, la vigilance forte houle est levéeSat, 09 Feb 2019 09:22:00 +0100.

La houle de Nord associée au cyclone GELENA a atteint son pic cette nuit avec des vagues proches de 3 mètres de la Pointe des Galets à Champ Borne. Elle s'amortit rapidement en cours de journée. Le vent de Sud à Sud-Est souffle fort sur le
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Le cyclone tropical intense Gelena à 470 km de La RéunionSat, 09 Feb 2019 09:14:00 +0100.

CYCLONE TROPICAL INTENSE GELENA. Vents maximaux (moyennés sur 10 minutes) estimés sur mer : 195 km/h. Rafales maximales estimées sur mer : 280 km/h. Pression estimée au centre : 945 hPa. Position le 09 février à 10 heures locales Réunion :
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CYCLONES : GELENA s’éloigne FUNANI à l’horizonSat, 09 Feb 2019 05:16:00 +0100.

La tempête Gelena s’est intensifiée et devient un cyclone tropical. Hier à 9h, ce cyclone a été localisé à 470km à l’Est d’Antsiranana et semble faire du sur place depuis plusieurs heures. En effet, la localisation de ce phénomène – qui s’a
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (56), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (1), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),