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Madagascar Struck by Weak Cyclone Fami February 5, 2010
The clockwise circulation of Cyclone Fami can be seen making landfall in southwest Madagascar on Tuesday.
Minimal Cyclone Fami drenched southern parts of Madagascar as it moved across the island after suddenly forming over the Mozambique Channel.

The storm was generating maximum sustained winds of only 46 mph when it blew ashore near Morondava.

Friction from the high terrain in the interior of the island nation quickly weakened the storm's circulation on Tuesday.

Wind sheer later tore apart Fami's remaining circulation as it moved over the cooler waters of the southern Indian Ocean to the southeast of Madagascar.

Cyclone Fami Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS