Tropical Cyclone Gombe to intensify over Mozambique Channel

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Satellite Image Tropical Cyclone Gombe via JTWC

Tropical Cyclone Gombe, currently located over the northern portion of Madagascar has been moving westward at about 10 knots with max winds of  around 30 knots.







Gombe will move out over the Mozambique Channel during the next 12-18 hours, then favorable conditions will allow for the system to  strengthen fairly rapidly to hurricane force winds prior to landfall over Mozambique south of Nacala about 1800 UTC on the 11th.

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Tropical Cyclone Gombe 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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