Australia – Invest 97S
Saturday, December 25, 2021

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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 37 NM southwest of Darwin, Australia

According to the JTWC, satellite imagery depicts a broad area of somewhat organized convection rotating around an assessed low level circulation center.

Radar analysis indicates that invest 97S has made landfall along the western shore of the top end region of Australia. Now over land, jtwc has downgraded the invest to low.

Global models agree that the vortex will track to the east-southeast with the slight possibility of re-intensification over the Gulf of Carpentaria in approximately 48-72 hours.

Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated at 25 to 30 knots.

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