After meandering near the northeastern corner of Madagascar as a tropical storm, a tropical cyclone developed on Sunday and was given the name Herold.
During late last week and into the weekend, Herold produced 449 mm (17.68 inches) of rain in Sambava and 274 mm (10.79 inches) in Antlaha, both along the northeastern coast of Madagascar.
Herold has since pulled away from the coast of Madagascar and will continue to gradually lose intensity as it moves into an area with less favorable conditions for tropical strengthening.
This satellite loop from Tuesday afternoon shows Tropical Cyclone Herold to the east of Madagascar in the South Indian Ocean. (Photo/ CIRA RAMMB)
The storm is forecast to follow a southeasterly path through the middle of the week after passing between the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues on Tuesday evening.
Into Friday, Herold will continue the trek to the southeast, and move into a harsher environment. These conditions will eventually weaken Herold, transitioning it into a non-tropical storm.
As the storm moves away to the southeast over the southern Indian Ocean, no additional impacts to land are expected.
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