Update 2017-03-08: According to media reports from Tuesday evening (07 March, local time), at least three people were killed by the cyclone Enawo. Hundreds of people lost their homes and accommodations.
Further traffic disruptions are to be expected. Landslides and floods remain possible. Travellers are advised to exercise elevated caution near mountainsides and rivers.
Update 2017-03-07: Cyclone Enawo has strengthened further and is set to hit the north-eastern coastline of Madagascar on Tuesday (07 March), with wind speeds of up to 231 km/h, and gusts of up to 278 km/h, equivalent to a category 4 hurricane. The cyclone is forecast to travel southbound across the country, and weaken.
The cyclone can cause extreme damage to building structures and widespread destructions, particularly in coastal areas. A storm tide of up to 5.5 meter above average is possible; evacuations along the coastline should be initiated. Floods (and landslides) are to be expected in the affected areas; extensive power outages and water shortages are possible. Transportation and traffic disruptions are to be expected.
Update 2017-03-05: The tropical storm Enawo has gained in strength and is now forecast to hit the north-eastern coast of Madagascar on Tuesday (07 March), near Antalaha and the Masoala National Park, as a cyclone. The maximum wind speed forecast is 185km/h, with gusts of up to 231 km/h, equivalent to a category 3 hurricane. The storm is forecast to move southbound across the country.
The cyclone can cause major damage to building structures. A storm tide of up to 3.8 meter above average is possible. Residents living within 400 meters of the coastline are advised to take shelter against coastal floodings. Floods and landslides are to be expected in the affected areas. Power outages and water shortages are possible. Already beforehand, heavy rainfalls and disruptions in air traffic are to be expected.
2017-03-03: A tropical storm developed over the Indian Ocean, which is forecast to affect the eastern coastal areas of Madagascar from Sunday (05 March) onwards, possibly as a cyclone. Beforehand, heavy rainfalls are to be expected, which may cause floods, flash floods and landslides. Due to high winds, storm damage is possible in the areas directly affected by the tropical storm. (Air-)Traffic disruptions are to be expected. Travellers are advised to exercise elevated caution near mountainsides and rivers.
Tropical Storm Enawo in the Indian Ocean (GM-Event TC-20170303-765-XI)