TC Winston turns southward after hitting Fiji

IR Satellite Photo TC Winston 1345Z 22 Feb 2016

After passing over Fiji, TC Winston at 1500Z 22 February was located about 348 NM West of Suva, Fiji and was moving slowly southward with max winds of about 90 knots. Winston if forecast to move south-southwestward and weaken starting on the 23rd and decreasing below hurricane strength by the 25th due to increasing wind shear.

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About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic 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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