Happy New Year - but it could get nasty on La Reunion in the southern Indian Ocean by Friday. Tropical cyclone Dumile is headed straight for the island from the north, and will reach a peak intensity of 100 knots upon closest approach to La Reunion. The local hurricane centre is monitoring the situation closely, and has placed the island on YELLOW alert. The last link is in French, by the way.
I am continuing to blog on the Shell Gallery.