Minimize Cyclone Haruna near Madagascar

This Meteosat-10 convection RGB image, acquired 21 February 2013, shows Tropical Cyclone Haruna in the Mozambique Channel as it approached Madagascar.

The storm has a clearly visible and large eye in this image, and had wind speed of approximately 111 km/h (70 mph) as it moved towards Madagascar.

Haruna, a category two storm, caused torrential rains and flooding in Madagascar, and it has been estimated that 17,000 people have been affected. 13 deaths have been reported and 1,500 houses damaged or destroyed.

Madagascar was victim to another storm in January, Tropical Cyclone Felleng, which caused 9 deaths and displaced 1,300 people.

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Credit: EUMETSAT 2013