Tag Archives: South Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Cebile near peak intensity

Tropical Cyclone Cebile located about 583 NM S-SE of Diego Garcia in the southern Indian Ocean is packing winds to 115 knots with max significant wave heights to 34 feet (10.4 meters). Hurricane force winds extend outward 50 NM to … Continue reading

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TC 17S develops N-NW of Darwin

TC 17S  has developed about 179 NM NNW of Darwin Australia and was moving towards the SW at about 8 knots with max winds of about 35 knots. Conditions favor some slow deepening over the next 24-36 hours then unfavorable … Continue reading

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TC Ernie Update

TC Ernie deepened rapidly during the past 24 hours and as of 1800Z April 17th was about 435 NM N-NW of Learmonth, Australia and was moving towards the S-SW at 2 knots.  Max winds are estimated to be 130 knots … Continue reading

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TC Ernie Deepens over Southern Indian Ocean

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 … Continue reading

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TC Enawo heads towards Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Enawo was centered over the South Indian Ocean about 402NM north of Port Louis, Mauritius and was moving WSW slowly.  SST are warm (29-30C)so intensification is likely as it begins to move toward Madagascar. Max winds are likely … Continue reading

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TC Dineo deepening over Mozambique Channel

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 … Continue reading

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Update: TC Fantala refuses to quit

As if 2100 UTC 22 April 2016 Tropical Cyclone Fantala has stalled and is forecast to once again reverse course and head back towards the west-northwest across the western South Indian Ocean.  Currently Fantala is located about 432 NM north … Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Fantala Update

Tropical Cyclone Fantala at 0900Z was located about 783NM NW of Port Louis, Mauritius and was moving towards the WNW at 4 kts with peak winds now about 150 knots, however, hurricane force winds remain within 15-25NM of the center. … Continue reading

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Intense Tropical Cyclone Fantala over Southern Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Fantala, located about 464NM north of Port Louis, Mauritius at 2100UTC 15 April was moving west at about 7 knots with max winds of 130 knots.  Fantala should be near it’s max intensity during the next 12 hours, … Continue reading

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TC Emerude developing rapidly over Southern Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Emerude over the southern Indian Ocean about 768 NM ESE of Diego Garcia and was moving WNW at about 5 knots with max winds at 0900UTC 16 March of 55 knots.  Low vertical wind shear and warm sea … Continue reading

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