Tropical Cyclone Hamoon rapidly deepened over Bay of Bengal

JTWC Satellite Image TC Hamoon

Tropical Cyclone 06B (Hamoon) has deepened rapidly over the Bay of Bengal today and now has reached a max wind of 70 kts and significant wave heights to 8.5 meters 27-28 ft as it moves NE at 12 kts.

JTWC Forecast Track for TC Hamoon


Vertical wind shear is now increasing, however, and Hamoon is forecast to weaken quickly to a tropical storm before making landfall near Chittagong in about 36 hours. 

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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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