South Indian Ocean – Invest 97S
Thursday, April 21, 2022

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By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James

There’s a tropical disturbance being referred to as Invest 97S…which is located approximately 94 NM north of Comoros Islands

According to the JTWC…satellite imagery depicts deep, flaring convection within the north-northwestern periphery of the broad system.

Environmental analysis indicates fair poleward outflow, low (5-10 knot) vertical wind shear, and warm sea surface temperatures.

Global models are in agreement that the system will continue to intensify and track west-southwestward over the next 48-72 hours.

Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated at 15 to 20 knots.

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