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Madagascar : balance sheet and outlook for Cheneso

Madagascar : balance sheet and outlook for Cheneso

Madagascar : balance sheet and outlook for Cheneso

After a long and slow journey through Madagascar, Cheneso found the sea. The system should take advantage of this to strengthen again above the warm waters of the Mozambique Channel.

Madagascar : balance sheet and outlook for Cheneso

This Wednesday morning 25 January, to 09 local times, CHENESO's center was located at 148 Km West-North-West of Morondava. The average wind was estimated at 110 Km/h with gusts of 155 km/h near the center. It had remained quasi-stationary during the 18 last hours. For the 3 coming days, CHENESO should evolve to more than 100 Km of the western coasts. It could well be that bursts of 50 to 80 Km/h would influence the Districts along the coasts of MENABE and ATSIMO ANDREFANA today and tomorrow. Therefore, the following Districts are requested to reinforce the level of prevention by applying the Yellow Alert prescriptions or threat notices : BELON OF TSIRIBIHINA, MORONDAVA, HANDS, MOROMBE ET TOLIARA I-II.

The rains (30 to 60 mm/24 hours) will still persist until tomorrow on MELAKY, TEACHER, SOUTH EAST, Analalava and Antsohihy. Therefore, heavy rain vigilance will remain in effect. Maritime users on the North-West, West, Southwest, South and between Farafangana and Taolagnaro are asked not to venture out to sea because the weather conditions will remain gloomy.

Increasingly heavy damage has been observed

After the passage of the strong tropical storm CHENESO in Madagascar. This bad weather entered by the northeast coasts of the country on Thursday 19 Last January. According to the last official provisional report published by the National Office for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC) on Sunday evening, the country has three deaths, six missing and 13 180 victims distributed in 8 regions. In terms of material damage, near 4000 houses and 600 hectares of rice fields were flooded due to the heavy rains while 80 schools were completely destroyed, according to the same balance.

According to the latest information updated by the service Madagascar Weather

The strong tropical storm CHENESO has weakened and turned into a depression on land. However, the alert for heavy rain vigilance remains for five regions, namely Boeny, Melaky, A woman, Similarity and Analogy. For several days, incessant rains were observed in Antananarivo, Capital of Madagascar. Bad weather that is still likely to persist according to the weather forecast for next week. “Heavy rain will still be expected in the northwest, the center-west and south-east of the country with a risk of rising waters”, warns the Ministry of Transport and Meteorology.
CHENESO is the first tropical storm to hit Madagascar since the beginning of the year 2023. The country which is still in the middle of the hurricane season until April.


The system that took its time in Madagascar, pouring waterspouts across the big island, is about to enter a new phase of intensification.

The center of the low pressure circulation is again at sea, emerging on the Mozambique Channel at Morondava. Therefore, the system should meet conditions conducive to a resumption of intensification.

Courage to all of us and hope that Cheneso leaves Madagascar definitively and that this is the first and the last tropical storm for 2023.

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