Tropical Cyclone Vernon Forms over South Indian Ocean

Satellite Image TC Vernon via JTWC

Tropical Cyclone Vernon has formed over the South Indian Ocean southwest of Cocos Islands and was moving west-southwest at 8 knots with max winds of 45 knots.  Vernon is expected to reach hurricane strength later today.

There is also another disturbance about 300 nm to the northwest and the two systems may interact and may begin a Fuiwara loop around each other over the next couple of days.


Eventually, Vernon should turn southward.

Tropical Cyclone Vernon Forecast Track via 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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