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Cyclones in Mayotte

Cyclones only occur occasionally in Mayotte. On average, they happen about 2 times a year.

The typical cyclone season depends on the summer monsoon. In the months before (May to June) and after (October to November), the most severe storms occur.

Mayotte has certainly been affected by the foothills of several cyclones, but during the past 12 months no cyclone reached the inhabited areas on land.

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Current cyclone: Cheneso

On January 17, 2023 at 9:00 pm, cyclone »Cheneso« formed in the South Indian Ocean with an initial wind speed of 65 km/h. The storm system initially moved east at 19 km/h 24 km/h and reached a diameter of 74 kilometers. On January 28, 2023 at 9:00 am, it reached its highest wind speed to date of 148 kilometers per hour. This corresponds to a category 1 cyclone.

On January 20, 2023 at 3:00 pm, Cheneso made landfall near the city of Ambato Boeny in Madagascar. At that time, the cyclone had a wind speed of 46 km/h and a diameter of 65 kilometers.

Cheneso has since subsided and is no longer under observation by the authorities. Its last position was about 390 km south of the Madagascaron January 21st at 3:00 am .

Current satellite image of the Indian Ocean

 
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Most violent cyclones in Mayotte since 2018

Cheneso: January 17-29, 2023

Wind speed:
max. 148 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Air pressure:
below 967 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On January 20th, 2023 at 12:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 432 km southwest of Bandr.

Jasmine: April 24-28, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 100 km/h
Diameter:
max. 963 km
Air pressure:
below 984 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm

Gombe: March 8-14, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 183 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 959 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On March 9th, 2022 at 9:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 227 km southwest of Chirongui.

Dumako: February 13-16, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 94 km/h
Diameter:
max. 93 km
Air pressure:
below 995 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 16th, 2022 at 9:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 466 km south of Kani K.

Ana: January 23-25, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 93 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm

Jobo: April 21-24, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 93 km
Air pressure:
below 995 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On April 22nd, 2021 at 9:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 340 km north of Bandraboua.

Eloise: January 17-21, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 94 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 994 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On January 20th, 2021 at 3:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 301 km southwest of Chirongui.

Chalane: December 25-30, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 111 km/h
Diameter:
max. 241 km
Air pressure:
below 990 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On December 27th, 2020 at 3:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 671 km southwest of Bandr.

Diane: January 22-29, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 985 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On January 23rd, 2020 at 12:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 448 km south of Kani K.

Belna: December 2-11, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 189 km/h
Diameter:
max. 204 km
Eye:
max. 37 km
Air pressure:
below 957 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On December 8th, 2019 at 9:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 114 km west of Pamandzi.

Kenneth: April 21-28, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 226 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Eye:
max. 37 km
Air pressure:
below 934 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On April 24th, 2019 at 6:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 249 km northwest of Koungou.

Idai: March 4-16, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Eye:
max. 56 km
Air pressure:
below 940 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4


These evaluations are based on data from the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Individual data have been summarized or translated.
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