Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for FRANCISCO-20
in Madagascar, Mauritius,

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone FRANCISCO-20 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000651
Name FRANCISCO-20
From - To 04 Feb - 14 Feb
Exposed countries Madagascar, Mauritius,
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 74 km/h, Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.3 m (14 Feb 18:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Madagascar)

GDACS Score

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 74 km/h 0.3 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 83 km/h 0.4 m 1102 mm 0.5
GFS 112 km/h 0.5 m 707 mm 0.5
ECMWF 83 km/h 0.5 m 947 mm 0.5
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Madagascar - Tropical Cyclone FRANCISCO (ECHO 14 Feb 2020)Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:59

  • Tropical Cyclone FRANCISCO re-formed in the Indian Ocean on 13 February, moving south-west towards the east of Madagascar. On 13 February, at 18.00 UTC, its centre was approx. 53 km east of Toamasina City (Atsinanana Region), with maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h (tropical storm).
  • FRANCISCO will make landfall in the afternoon of 14 February over the south-east coast of Atsinanana Region, close to Vatomandry City, with maximum sustained winds up to 93 km/h (tropical storm)before weakening to a tropical depression as it moves south-west. 
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds are forecast across central, central-east and south-east Madagascar.
  • Meteo Madagascar has issued a red vigilance advisory for heavy rain over Toamasina, Brickaville, Mahanoro, and Vatomandry Districts (central-eastern Madagascar).
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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Météo : Francisco s’en va, Gabekile à l’horizonMon, 17 Feb 2020 05:31:00 +0100.

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À la une du dimanche 16 février... Gabekile, éruptions volcaniques, Is ... Sun, 16 Feb 2020 04:49:00 +0100.

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Météo : La dépression tropicale Francisco entre à Mahanoro ce jourSat, 15 Feb 2020 05:17:00 +0100.

Une image satellite de Francisco, hier à 16h locales. Les données recueillies auprès de la direction générale de la météorologie de Madagascar à 16 h locales hier font savoir que le centre de la dépression tropicale Francisco était situé à
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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (59), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (1), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),