26 Jan '12, 1am

Big tropical cyclone Funso off the coast of Mozambique yesterday, from our Terra satellite.

Tropical Cyclone Funso hovered over the Mozambique Channel on January 25, 2012. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image the same day. Funso’s eye is suspended midway between Mozambique and Madagascar, having moved little over the previous two days. On January 25, 2012, the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Funso was located roughly 385 nautical miles (715 kilometers) east-northeast of Mozambique’s capital city of Maputo. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 120 knots (220 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 145 knots (270 kilometers per hour). The JTWC stated that the storm was moving southward, but high sea surface temperatures were sustaining the storm over the Mozambique Channel. Funso arrived on the heels of another storm, Dando. On January 25, the United Nati...

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