Tropical Cyclone Kalunde (23S) Indian Ocean • Earth.com

Last update: June 27th, 2019 at 5:00 am

With sustained winds near 140 km per hour (87 mph), Tropical Cyclone Kalunde was situated well south and east of Diego Garcia in the center of the Indian Ocean. However, the latest forecasts on March 10 suggest Kalunde will soon veer increasingly southward toward oblivion in the colder latitudes of the southern Indian Ocean. This true-color image of the storm was acquired on March 10, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.

Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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