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Feb
08
2018

Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific Ocean / Indian Ocean / Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone 02W is located about 243 NM southeast of Andersen AFB, Guam

Tropical Cyclone 09P (Gita) is located about 281 NM west of Pago Pago

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Tropical Cyclone 02W will slowly strengthen, as it moves close to Yap and Palu…and then through the Philippine Islands

Here’s a satellite image of this tropical depression, the looping version…along with what the computer models are showing.

Maximum sustained surface winds, as of the JTWC warning #1 are estimated be 20 knots…with gusts to 30 knots.

Tropical Cyclone 09P (Gita) will steadily strengthen, as it moves close to over Pago Pago, Niue, and Tonga

Here’s a satellite image of this tropical depression, the looping version…along with what the computer models are showing.

Maximum sustained surface winds, as of the JTWC warning #1 are estimated be 40 knots…with gusts to 50 knots.

>>> Meanwhile, there’s a tropical disturbance circled in orange above, being referred to as Invest 98P…located approximately 170 NM southeast of Nadi, Fiji

Here’s a satellite image…and what the computer models are showing

According to the JTWC, satellite imagery depicts a defined low level circulation center, with persistent convection and banding beginning to wrap in.

The disturbance is located in an area of good poleward divergence, moderate 15-20 knot wind shear, and warm sea surface temperatures.

The models indicate that the disturbance will track to the west over the next several days, with little to no intensification.

The potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is medium.

 

Eastern North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Central North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

South Pacific

Tropical Cyclone 09P (Gita)

JTWC textual forecast warning
JTWC graphical track map
NOAA satellite image

Satellite image of this area

North Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

South Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Arabian Sea

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

 

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