Tropical Cyclone Matmo strengthens over Bay Bengal

TC Matmo satellite image

Tropical Cyclone Matmo currently over the Bay of Bengal ESE of Visakhapatnam, India has been moving north at 6 knots with max winds now at 75 knots and max significant wave height of 25 feet (7.6 meters).  Matmo continues to be in a favorable environment with low vertical wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures near 29 C and is forecast to intensify for another 24 hours.

Matmo should gradually turn north-northeastward making landfall around 0000 UTC 10 November near the India-Bangladesh border, then moves inland over Bangladesh.  

TC Matmo Forecast Track from JTWC

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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