South Indian Ocean – Invest 93S
Friday, March 18, 2022

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By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James

There’s a tropical disturbance being referred to as Invest 93S…which is located approximately 310 NM north-northwest of Browse Island, Australia

According to the JTWC…satellite imagery shows deep convection, displaced over the western quadrant of a ragged and elongated low level circulation.

Conditions for development are favorable as invest 93S lies near a divergent quadrant of a col region, providing robust outflow, low (5-15 knot) vertical wind shear and very warm sea surface temperatures.

Global numerical models agree that invest 93S will continue on its west-southwestward track and moderately intensify.

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 upgraded to medium.