Tropical Cyclone Tiffany has formed north of Cairns, Australia

TS Tiffany IR image NOAA

Tropical Cyclone Tiffany has formed north of Cairns, Australia and is rapidly deepening as it moves west at 7 knots with max winds currently at 50 knots.  Conditions favor continued development until landfall around 0900 UTC 9 January with max winds about 60 knots. 


Thereafter, Tiffany will weaken overland but will emerge over the Gulf of Carpentaria where it will re-strengthen and possibly reach hurricane intensity just prior to a 2nd landfall near Groote Eylandt in about 72 hours. 

TS Tiffany Forecast Track (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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