Tropical Cyclone Batsirai Intensifies over South Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Batsirai over the South Indian Ocean east-northeast of Mauritius currently moving west at 8 knots with max winds of 70 knots and max significant wave heights of 8.5 meters (about 28 feet). Batsirai should continue moving west to west-northwest and is currently in a favorable environment with additional strengthening to over 100 knots expected as it passes north of La Reunion then approaches the east coast of Madagascar.

TC Batsirai 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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