SW Pacific Ocean – Invest 99P
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Current Snapshot

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By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James

CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:

There are no active tropical cyclones

There’s a tropical disturbance being referred to as Invest 99P…which is located approximately 253 NM north of Nadi, Fiji

According to the JTWC, satellite imagery depicts flaring convection wrapping into a weekly defined low level circulation.

Upper level analysis indicates a favorable environment with equatorial outflow but 20 to 25 knots of vertical wind shear is slowing development.

Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated at 20 to 25 knots.

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