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

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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