Tropical Cyclone Tej rapidly deepening over Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone Tej Satellite Image

Tropical Cyclone Tej has deepened rapidly (65 kts in 24 hrs) over the Arabian Sea SSE of Salalah, Oman and is moving NW at 11 kts with max winds to 105 kts and significant wave heights to 11 meters (36 feet). Tej is a very small cyclone with hurricane force winds limited to about 10 nm from the center. Tej is forecast to reach a peak intensity of 130-140 kts in about 24 hours but entrainment of dry air thereafter will likely weaken the system to 70-80 kts at landfall about 0000 UTC on the 24th.

JTWC Track Forecast for Tropical Cyclone Tej

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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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