Tropical Cyclone ENAWO – Last Update 7 March 1800 UTC

The African Risk Capacity monitors tropical cyclone activity in the South-West Indian Ocean (SWIO) and relies on Africa RiskView, a disaster risk modelling platform that uses satellite-based and other geo-information to forecast wind speed and storm surge height and estimate population affected and economic loss. These modelled losses are the underlying basis of the insurance policies issued by the ARC Insurance Company Limited, the financial affiliate of the ARC Agency, which pools risk across the continent.
Name Event Number Naming Date Current Position Current Wind Speed
ENAWO 09 03/03/2017 -15.2S 49.5E 167 km/h
  • Forecasts 
  • Urban Wind Speed 
  • Population Affected 

The following maps shows the actual and forecast (dotted line) cyclone track, as well as the forecast peak wind speed at the time of reporting (see map title):

The following map shows the forecast peak surge depth at the time of reporting:

NB: It is important to note that these maps are based on forecasts, which will be updated as soon as the next update on the cyclone track is released.

The following graph(s) show the peak wind speed (and surge depth where applicable) for selected locations. The x-axis represents the timeline, which can include both actual and forecast wind speed (and surge depth where applicable):

NB: It is important to note that these graphs are based on forecasts, which will be updated as soon as the next update on the cyclone track is released.

Based on the forecasts presented under the previous tabs, Africa RiskView calculates the potential number of people affected by the tropical cyclone. The table below shows the number of people affected (by different categories of wind speed). It is important to note that these are forecast-based and thus subject to change as soon as the next update on the cyclone track is released:

Location / Category Population affected
MADAGASCAR
ANTANANARIVO
– Weak Tropical Storm 4,354,137 67.8%
– Strong Tropical Storm 51,612 0.8%
ANTSIRANANA
– Weak Tropical Storm 1,493,256 90.0%
– Strong Tropical Storm 990,528 59.7%
– Category 1 (74-95mph) 862,403 52.0%
– Category 2 (95-110mph) 614,050 37.0%
– Category 3 (111-129mph) 284,065 17.1%
– Category 4 (130-156mph) 75,237 4.5%
FIANARANTSOA
– Weak Tropical Storm 208,583 4.4%
MAHAJANGA
– Weak Tropical Storm 1,579,963 65.0%
– Strong Tropical Storm 1,031,919 42.4%
– Category 1 (74-95mph) 601,677 24.7%
– Category 2 (95-110mph) 182,026 7.5%
– Category 3 (111-129mph) 25,135 1.0%
TOAMASINA
– Weak Tropical Storm 2,657,914 73.2%
– Strong Tropical Storm 1,473,471 40.6%
– Category 1 (74-95mph) 411,127 11.3%
– Category 2 (95-110mph) 200,378 5.5%
– Category 3 (111-129mph) 80,648 2.2%