Tropical Cyclone Batsirai Intensifies over South Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Batsirai

The disturbance over the central South Indian Ocean has rapidly intensified into Tropical Cyclone Batsirai with max winds to 90 kts. Batsirai is moving WSW at 25 knots and recent satellite images suggest weakening is now occurring.  Batsirai is forecast to continue weakening over the next 24-36 hours and also decrease in forward speed. Some re-intensification is possible after about 48 hours, however, the track becomes uncertain as it approaches La Reunion.

Tropical Cyclone Batsirai (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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