New Tropical Cyclone forms off SW Coast of India

Satellite image TC 05A

A new Tropical Cyclone (05A) has formed off the southwest coast of India and was moving NW at 14 knots with max winds of about 45 knots. This system is moving over warm ocean water so continued strengthening is expected, reaching hurricane strength in about 48 hours.

Over the next 72 hours the TC should continue moving towards the northwest, thereafter turning more westward while continuing to strengthen over the Arabian Sea.. 

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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