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Three tropical cyclones lurk near Africa and one has set a new rapid intensification record

Three tropical cyclones lurk near Africa and one has set a new rapid intensification record

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The tropics are getting crowded once again during this record season in the Indian Ocean as a phenomenon similar to a strong El Niño keeps waters warm near Africa. Three hurricanes – or tropical cyclones, as they are called in that part of the world – continue to spin in the western Indian Ocean as of late Thursday. Tropical Cyclone Pawan (locally, Cyclonic Storm Pawan) is a weak system that will bring increased moisture and may bring heavy rain and flooding to Somalia and other parts of eastern Africa into this weekend.Tropical Cyclone Belna is intensifying well off the northern coast of Madagascar, and could become a heavy rain and wind threat to the Comoros and Madagascar early next week.Tropical Cyclone Ambali is also spinning well to the northeast of Madagascar as the equivalent of a Category 2 hurricane, but is not expected to threaten land before dissipating. Ambali rapidly intensifying by 115 mph in 24 hours, making it the most rapid intensification in a 24-hour period in…
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