South Indian Ocean Marine Weather Outlook

Tropical Cyclone Batsirai 02 Feb 2022

Tropical Cyclone Batsirai was located 80 nn NNW of Port Louis and was moving west to west-southwest with max winds 125 knots and is forecast to make landfall along the east coast of Madagascar February 5th about 0600Z.





Tropical Disturbance


Another disturbance about 800nm SE of Diego Garcia may become a tropical cyclone over the next few days. 








Otherwise high pressure prevails between 32S and 42S latitudes with fresh to near gale westerlies south of the ridge and moderate to fresh easterlies north of the ridge except near tropical cyclones. 







Another area to watch for TC development will be near the northwest coast of Australia during the next several days. 


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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