Indian Ocean Marine Weather

High pressure prevails across the South Indian Ocean between 33S and 40S latitudes. Fresh to Near Gale westerlies prevail south of 40 S with moderate easterlies north of the ridge, except strong winds and seas near developing tropical cyclones.

Indian Ocean wind and pressure – Image credit

There are two areas where tropical cyclone development is likely during the next several days, one area will be near 15-17S between 80-85S and the other just off the northwest coast of Australia.

Possible areas of Tropical Cyclone Development – Image credit 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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