ALICIA MTS-First of 2020-2021

ALICIA Tropical Cyclone,
First of Season 2020-2021
For South-West Indian Ocean

            

ALICIA Tropical Cyclone, the first for Season 2020-2021 for South-West Indian Ocean (SWIO), formed and intensified at a rapid pace. It evolved as a Tropical Depression starting from a Low Pressure zone during a few days and intensified into a Moderate Tropical Storm, to a Severe Tropical Storm until reaching the status of Tropical Cyclone. The system was named by the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS) at 21.45 hours on Friday 13 November 2020.

 

Météo-France-Réunion (MFR) which is the Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) for the South-West Indian Ocean, released its first Advisories and Forecast on Thursday 12 November this year as follows:

 

[[[WTIO31 FMEE 121250

CMRS / CENTRE DES CYCLONES TROPICAUX DE LA REUNION

BULLETIN D'ANALYSE ET DE PREVISION CYCLONIQUE (SUD-OUEST OCEAN INDIEN)

0.A NUMERO DU BULLETIN : 1/1/20202021

1.A PERTURBATION TROPICALE 1

2.A POSITION A 1200 UTC LE 12/11/2020:

DANS UN RAYON DE 30 MN AUTOUR DU POINT 4.6 S / 87.8 E

(QUATRE DEGRES SIX SUD ET QUATRE-VINGT SEPT DEGRES HUIT EST)

DEPLACEMENT: OUEST 2 KT…

1.B PREVISIONS:

12H: 13/11/2020 00 UTC: 5.1 S / 85.6 E, VENT MAX= 035 KT, TEMPETE TROPICALE MODEREE

 

24H: 13/11/2020 12 UTC: 5.7 S / 82.9 E, VENT MAX= 040 KT, TEMPETE TROPICALE  MODEREE

 

36H: 14/11/2020 00 UTC: 6.8 S / 80.5 E, VENT MAX= 050 KT, FORTE TEMPETE TROPICALE

 

48H: 14/11/2020 12 UTC: 8.8 S / 78.4 E, VENT MAX= 060 KT, FORTE TEMPETE TROPICALE

 

60H: 15/11/2020 00 UTC: 11.2 S / 76.2 E, VENT MAX= 065 KT, CYCLONE TROPICAL

72H: 15/11/2020 12 UTC: 14.1 S / 74.6 E, VENT MAX= 070 KT, CYCLONE TROPICAL…

 

2.B TENDANCE ULTERIEURE:

 

96H: 16/11/2020 12 UTC: 17.5 S / 73.5 E, VENT MAX= 040 KT, TEMPETE TROPICALE MODEREE

120H: 17/11/2020 12 UTC: 19.6 S / 73.7 E, VENT MAX= 030 KT, DEPRESSION TROPICALE.]]]


After naming ALICIA Moderate Tropical Storm during late night of 13 November, the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS) published its Special Weather Bulletin on Saturday 14 November 2020.

 

{{{Moderate Tropical Storm ALICIA

The Tropical depression which was evolving to the far North East of Mauritius has intensified into a moderate tropical storm and has been named ALICIA at 21h30, yesterday night by Mauritius Meteorological Services.

It is moving at present in a general west- south-westerly direction at about 25 km/h.

This system will not influence weather directly over Mauritius and Rodrigues for the next five days.}}}

 

Alicia continued to evolve until about 750 km South-East of Rodrigues without making any landfall and dissipated on the South-Indian Ocean after 18 November 2020. It is noteworthy to mention that this South-West Zone is under the influence of Drought and stress on water scarcity for every one.

 

 PKANHYE. (late upload- 06/12/2020).

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