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Cyclone Belna marks beginning of storm season for Southern Hemisphere

December 12, 2019 4:34 PM |

FOUR SIMULTANEOUS STORMS

Last week, there were four storms together along with an invest area. Moreover, in close vicinity of one another. Now, the stormy season for the Northern Hemisphere is coming to an end now and winters have commenced.

Meanwhile, the upcoming season is the commencement of storm season for the Southern Hemisphere. For the region, summers have begun. Presently, there is no storm in any of the oceans across the globe.

No active storm

Cyclone Belna, which ravaged the Madagascar region was the first storm of the season for the Southern Hemisphere. It intensified into a storm equivalent to a Cat 3 Hurricane and made landfall as a Cat 2 storm over Soalala, which was about two days ago. The storm had packed winds gusting up to 155 kmph.

BELNA MADAGASCAR

The storm has now weakened and moved through and through Madagascar. Belna left a trail of destruction resulting in at least 9 deaths, and 3 remain missing. Also, 1400 people were left homeless. It had prompted evacuation, and have taken shelters in schools, mosques, and government offices.

Roads are currently damaged which is making it difficult for the recovery process and even people going back to their homes.

The storm has dissipated now and the remnants of storm, may result in some heavy showers over southern half of island nation even today and tomorrow.

As the basin is inactive as of now, we will keep a close watch on any of the possible storms developing in oceans across the Globe.

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