Intense Tropical Cyclone Fantala over Southern Indian Ocean

Satellite photo Tropical Cyclone Fantala

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, then start to gradually weaken as it turns more towards the WNW.

JTWC track forecast


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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