Madagascar is the place to be if you like tropical weather. East coast, west coast, it doesn't matter! If you saw the update yesterday, you'll know that the storm on the east coast has been upgraded to a tropical cyclone. If it increases at all in intensity, it should be given the name Eric. On the other side of Madagascar, what is currently known as 95S Invest should be upgraded this afternoon. Not to be out done, there has been an impressive flareup of convection in the West Pacific with one area being watched for development.
Satellite imagery used with permission; courtesy of IPS Meteostar Inc. Click for larger images. Annotations are made by the author of this blog. Tropical cyclone tracking information from Navy/NRL Tropical Cyclone Page.
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