Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for GELENA-19
in Mauritius

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone GELENA-19 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000546
Name GELENA-19
From - To 06 Feb - 14 Feb
Exposed countries Mauritius
Exposed population 40 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 259 km/h, Category 5
Maximum storm surge 0.4 m (10 Feb 00:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Mauritius)

GDACS Score

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 259 km/h 0.4 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
GFS n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
ECMWF 149 km/h 1.7 m n.a. 0.5
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Mauritius - Tropical Cyclone GELENA update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:56

  • After the passage of tropical cyclone GELENA, which passed closed to Rodrigues Island on 10 February with winds up to 185 km/h, 142 people have been evacuated to centres, 90% of the island's 41 669 inhabitants are left without power, and there are significant transport disruptions.
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to move south-east over the Southern Indian Ocean, weakening. 
  • According to Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS), strong winds and storm surges will continue to affect the southern and south-western coast of Rodrigues.
Mauritius - Tropical cyclone GELENA update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:06

  • Tropical cyclone GELENA continued moving south-southeast over the Indian Ocean, strengthening. As of 8 February, at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located between north of Madagascar and Mauritius, with maximum sustained winds up to 148 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to strengthen and move south-east, with maximum sustained winds up to 231 km/h. Heavy rains, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over Mauritius Island, Saint Brandon Island and Rodrigues Island.
  • As of 8 February, a Class I warning has been issued by the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS) for Mauritius Island and Rodrigues Island.
Mauritius - Tropical cyclone GELENA update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Thu, 07 Feb 2019 11:02

  • Tropical cyclone GELENA is strengthening as it continues south over the Indian Ocean. As of 7 February 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 380 km east of Antsiranana City (Diana Region, north of Madagascar) and 940 km north-north-west of Reunion Island (France).
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to move south-east, with projected maximum sustained winds up to 185 km/h.
  • According to the Madagascar Meteorological Service (DGM), moderate rainfall and wind is expected over north-eastern Madagascar over the next 24 hours.
Mauritius - Tropical cyclone GELENA (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:08

  • Tropical cyclone GELENA formed over the South Indian Ocean on 6 February moving west. On 6 February, its centre was located approximately 470 km east of Antisanara City and 380 km south-south-west of Agalega Island with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to strengthen as it turns south-east, with maximum sustained winds up to 105 km/h.
  • Moderate rainfall is forecast over Agalega Island. 
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (141), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (1), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (10), HWRF (4), GFS (4), INFORM (2),