TC Ernie Deepens over Southern Indian Ocean

TC Ernie IR Satellite view

TC Ernie IR Satellite view

April 6th 2100Z:  TC Ernie over the southern Indian Ocean was located about 511 NM N-NW of Learmonth, Australia was moving towards the S-SW at about 7 knots with max winds of at least 40-45 knots, however, recent satellite images suggest it may already be nearing hurricane force. Forecast is for Ernie to continue to deepen for the next 24 hours followed by gradual weakening after about 48 hours.                                                                                                                    Latest 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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