The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on April 8, 2013. Imelda lacked a distinct eye characteristic of strong storms, but still sported a rough apostrophe shape.
The JTWC reported that the storm was located roughly 490 nautical miles (910 kilometers) west-southwest of Diego Garcia. Imelda was expected to continue heading west before turning sharply to the south around April 11. The projected storm track issued on April 8 did not show Imelda making landfall in Madagascar.
- Joint Typhoon Warning Center Accessed April 8, 2013.
- Unisys (2013, April 8) Imelda Tracking Information. Accessed April 8, 2013.
- Terra - MODIS