Southwest Pacific – Invest 98P
Sunday, January 30, 2022

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By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James

There’s a tropical disturbance being referred to as Invest 98P…which is located approximately 127 NM north of Willis Island, Australia.

According to the JTWC, satellite imagery depicts a disorganized system with low level circulation partly exposed and displaced southward from the deep convection.

Upper level analysis indicates a marginally favorable environment with good poleward outflow aloft, warm sea surface temperature offset by moderate (15-20 knot) vertical wind shear.

Global models are in an agreement of a weak and slow development over the next 48-72 hours.

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