South Indian Ocean Weather Outlook

Marine Weather Outlook South Indian Ocean

A moderate to strong ridge of high pressure prevails across the South Indian Ocean between 35 S and 40 S latitudes.  North of this ridge, winds will be mostly easterly forces 3-5 but briefly force 6 at times. No tropical cyclones are currently present.  South of 40S expecting mostly westerly winds forces 5-6 freshening to near gale conditions at times with frontal passages.

Indian Ocean Surface Weather 8 January 2022 – Image credit

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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