From February to May, the rainy season in Madagascar. As "RIA Novosti", in 2012, from cyclones "Giovanna" and "Irina" killed 112 people.
Satellite "Aqua" made the photo cyclone "Harun" (16th in the southern hemisphere) as soon as a tropical whirlwind struck the south-west of Madagascar. During this period, the eye of the storm clouds already delayed, the maximum sustained wind speed was 128 km / h
Cyclone "Harun" 22 February 2013. © NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
Center of the cyclone was over the area Manombo (known wildlife sanctuary), about 480 km south-west of Antananarivo, the capital and largest city of Madagascar. Tropical vortex shifted to the south-south-east at a speed of about 8 km / h, flooding rains vast territory.
An interesting feature of the cyclone was that he came over very warm, but still relatively small Mozambique Channel. Flowing over here Moçambicana gives ocean is very warm (30 degrees Celsius) and a huge evaporation. The proximity of the land affected only by its intensity, not allowing to exceed hurricane force
Tropical cyclone 'Harun', 11:15 GMT on February 20, 2013 © satellite "Aqua» | NASA
In the process of displacement of the largest island of the friction force is significantly weakened the vortex. A day later, he was back on the warm water of Indian Ocean. But wind shear degradation finished the cyclone. February 24, he dissipated into a tropical depression, and soon ceased to exist.