Cyclone Freddy Persists
Cyclone Freddy in the Indian Ocean continues to persist and is situated along the southwest coast of Madagascar. It is currently crossing the Mozambique channel for the third time. Freddy intensified to a Category 5 storm on 2023-02-15. It is now listed as a Category 2 storm.
A three-week animation made in RealEarth shows Cyclone Freddy’s long life and unusual path between Madagascar and Mozambique. The animation shows infrared satellite data every half day (every twelve hours) from 2023-02-14 to 2023-03-07. The storm first travels west across the Indian Ocean, changes in intensification once it makes landfall, and eventually gains its cyclonic structure back. The Global Infrared display product in RealEarth is archived quite far back compared to other display products, making it useful for tracking storms over multiple days or weeks. You can revisit this Cyclone Freddy animation in RealEarth and other weather data products.