Tropical Cyclone LOLA intensifies over the South Pacific

Satellite Image TC Lola

Tropical Cyclone 01P (LOLA) over the South Pacific, north of Port Vila currently has max winds to 75 kts and significant wave heights about 8-8.5 meters (26-28 feet) and is moving SSE at 5 kts. Lola is forecast to track SSW to SW for the next 48 hrs intensifying to 95-100 kts within 24 hours. Thereafter, land interactions and increasing shear will weaken the system. 

JTWC Forecast Track TC Lola


Lola will pass very near or over Vanuatu about 1200-1800 UTC on the 24th with peak winds about 80-85 kts.

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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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