View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Hurricane update - 20 January

Tropical cyclone Fanele has done the dirty on Madagascar, and has intensified explosively to a category II hurricane. At present, the storm is headed for the southwesterly provinces of the island nation, and will strike tomorrow morning at 0600 GMT (1000 hours local time) with winds of 90 knots or 160 km/h.



  1. I feel so sorry for the Madagascan people, they have so much to contend with apart from this. It's a beautiful country and the people are so welcoming, let's hope they get help to rebuild their homes after this. Jeannette xx