Tropical Cyclone Hubert hovered over the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Madagascar on March 10, 2010. In a bulletin released the same day, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Hubert was located roughly 160 nautical miles (300 kilometers) southeast of Antananarivo, Madagascar, with maximum sustained winds of 35 knots (65 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 45 knots (85 kilometers per hour). The JTWC also reported, however, that the storm had begun to weaken and would continue to dissipate as it moved over land.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hubert on March 10, 2010. The storm lacks a distinct eye but nevertheless spans hundreds of kilometers, from the western shores of Madagascar past the island of Réunion.
NASA image courtesy MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Michon Scott.