Tropical cyclones monitoring and forecasting

The World Meteorological Organization, which coordinates the tropical cyclone warning systems at international level, designated for each cyclonic basin a Regional Specialized Meteorological Center (RSMC).

The Direction of Météo-France in La Réunion has been formally designated as the Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) - Tropical Cyclones for the South-West Indian Ocean in 1993. The RSMC La Réunion is responsible for the monitoring of all the tropical systems occurring over its area of responsibility (from the equator to 40°S and between African coastlines to 90°E). Its primary mission is to provide appropriate guidance information (analysis, forecasts) to the 15 Member States of the region (National Meteorological and Hydrological services of Botswana, Comoros, France, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe).

Beyond this fundamental operational function, the RSMC plays a role for Training and Research. In support to the RSMC operations, the LACy conducts research work about dynamics and physics of tropical cyclones, and develops skillful tools and models for cyclone forecasting.


Source: Météo-France







Dernière mise à jour le 22.09.2016