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Intense Tropical Cyclone Gael tracking in a south-easterly direction off Madagascar

Intense Tropical Cyclone Gael tracking in a south-easterly direction off Madagascar Image ID 1039
Acquisition date 07-Feb-2009
Over head time 00:00:00
Satellite Sensor iodc
Sensor Channel(s) IR

Intense Tropical Cyclone Gael tracking in a south-easterly direction away from the east coast of Madagascar. At the time this image was acquired Gael was at peak intensity as a Category 4 storm (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) with a sustained 1-minute average wind speed of 120 knots (138.2 mph) and gusts of 145 knots (167.0 mph).

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