TC 17S develops N-NW of Darwin

Satellite image via JTWC

Satellite image via JTWC

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 conditions will cause the system to weaken and then dissipate in about 4 days.


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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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