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TC ATU Moving to a Cold Graveyard

Posted by feww on February 23, 2011

ATU to Live One More Day as a Cyclone

TC ATU Details at 12:32UTC on February 23, 2011

  • Position: Near 29.8ºS, 177.6ºE
  • Location: 900km NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Forward Speed: ~ 40kmph
  • Movement: 135 degrees
  • Max sustained winds: ~ 120kmph
  • Max wind gusts: ~ 130kmph
  • Max significant wave height: ~ 10m
  • Estimated by FIRE-EARTH

“[TC ATU] is currently undergoing extra-tropical transition (ET) and is expected to complete ET by [February 24 at 06:00UTC] as it continues to accelerate along the southwestern periphery of a subtropical steering ridge into the mid-latitude westerlies.” JTWC said.


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TC ATU

Posted by feww on February 20, 2011

ATU Strengthens to a Cat 2 Cyclone

TROPICAL CYCLONE ATU (TC 17P), was located about 830km west of NADI, FIJI, at 12:00UTC (position: near 17.2ºS 170.1ºE), moving ESE at about 7kmph.  ATU has sustained winds of about 170kmph, with wind gusts of up to 200kmph.

ATU could further intensify to a Cat. 3C Cyclone (see FIRE-EARTH New Hurricane Scale) in the next 48 hours.

[FIRE-EARTH estimates are based on data from JTWC and other sources.]


Cyclone ATU – IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement) Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.


Cyclone ATU – IR Satellite Image (BD Enhancement). Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.


Cyclone ATU
Projected Path – IR/VIS  Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

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