TC Dineo deepening over Mozambique Channel

Meteosat Satellite Photo TC Dineo

Meteosat Satellite Photo TC Dineo

Tropical Cyclone Dineo at 1500UTC 14 Feb was centered about 78 NM west of Europa Island in the Mozambique Channel and was moving soutwestward slowly with max winds of about 55 knots. Conditions are favorable for development and Dineo is forecast to reach hurricane strength shortly and turn more towards the west making landfall over southern Mozambique around 1800UTC on the 15th with max winds of 70-80 knots. 

JTWC Forecast Track

JTWC Forecast Track

About Fred Pickhardt

Fred Pickhardt, Marine Meteorologist I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. I have extensive experience in marine weather analysis, marine weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic marine weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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