Indian Ocean Maritime Weather Outlook

Moderate to fresh northeasterly Monsoon prevails over Arabian Sea. Prevailing high pressure ridge extends across the South Indian Ocean between 30S to 42S latitudes. Moderate to fresh easterlies prevail north of the ridge except becoming fresh to strong southeast of a weak low expected to develop southeast of Madagascar. Possible tropical cyclone development near 15 S/90E over the weekend. South of 42 S fresh to near gale westerlies likely.

Forecast 1200 UTC Friday 145 January

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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