Tropical Cyclone Lola over South Pacific has reached max winds of 120 knots

Tropical Cyclone Lola Satellite Image

Tropical Cyclone Lola over the South Pacific NNE of Port Vila, Vanuatu has intensified to 120 kt max winds with significant wave heights to 15-15.5 meters (about 50 ft) as it moves SSW at 6 kts. Lola has likely reached its peak intensity as it moves over cooler sea surface temperatures and into an area of strong vertical wind shear.

JTWC Track Forecast for TC Lola


Lola will likely weaken as it approaches and moves over the Islands of Vanuatu and then should turn southward towards New Caledonia as a weakening tropical storm.

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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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