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Tropical Cyclone EDZANI Strengthens

Posted by feww on January 7, 2010

TC EDZANI (07S) UPDATE

Tropical cyclone EDZANI  intensifies

  • Time/Date: 7 January 2010 – 00:01UTC
  • Position: 13.8ºS, 80.3ºE
  • Sustained Movement: 245 degrees
  • Forward speed: 19km/hr (10 kt)

Current wind distribution:

  • Maximum Sustained winds: 75 km/hr (40 kt)
  • Maximum Gusts: 95 km/hr (~ 50 kt)
  • Source: JTWC and Others

Observation:

  • Tropical Cyclone EDZANI (TC 07S) is currently located about 1,200 km (650 nm) ESE of Diego Garcia, tracking west-southwestward at 19 km/hr (10 knots).
  • “Animated multispectral imagery and an SSMIS microwave image [taken on 06 Jan at 11:37UTC show] improved convective consolidation and an increasingly symmetric low level circulation center (LLCC).” JTWC reported.

Infrared METEOSAT-5 Indian Ocean. Credit: CIMSS Tropical Cyclones Group

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