Maritime Weather Outlook Indian Ocean

A ridge of high pressure prevails between 30S and 40S latitudes. A low center southeast of Madagascar is producing strong to gale force winds south and southwest of the center. This low is forecast to weaken and drift N-NE. South of the ridge strong to gale force westerlies will prevail.

Indian Ocean Surface Wind and pressure. Image credit

Tropical cyclone development is possible during the next week near the north coast of Madagascar and also in the central South Indian Ocean.

Global Tropics Benefits/Hazards NOAA CPC Jan 19-25 2022

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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