Tropical Cyclone Dovi Rapidly Intensifies

Satellite image Tropical Cyclone Dovi

Tropical Cyclone Dovi has intensified rapidly and currently packs max winds of 75 knots about 70 nm southeast of Noumea, New Caledonia and is moving southwest at 12 knots.  Max significant wave heights estimated at 24 feet (7.3 meters),  Dovi should continue to intensify as it moves over warm sea surface temperatures with low vertical shear peaking around 90-100 knots over the next 12 hours. 




Thereafter, increasing wind shear will weaken Dovi with a transition into an extratropical low beginning after about 24 hours with a more southerly and eventually southeasterly track likely.

Tropical Cyclone Dovi 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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