Tropical Cyclone Matmo forms over the Bay of Bengal

TC Matmo IR Satellite image

TC Matmo has developed over the Bay of Bengal ESE of Visakhapatnam, India and was moving northeastward at 4 knots with max winds of 35 knots. Environmental conditions favor development and Matmo is forecast to turn more towards the northwest during the next 24 hours then turn northward and eventually northeastward again . Matmo could reach hurricane strength in about 36-48 hours before weakening begins.

TC Matmo JTWC track forecast

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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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