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TC Laurence Intensifies to 140 km Winds

Posted by feww on December 15, 2009

Cyclone Update: TC Laurence Intensifies to 140 km/h Winds [Gusts of ] Despite Moving Close to Shore


Active Tropical Cyclone in Southern Hemisphere

  • Date Time: December 15 09:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 14.6ºS, 125.4ºE
  • Location:  Located approximately 530 nmi northeast of Port Hedland, Australia
  • Movement: Has been tracking southwestward at 06  knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  075 knots, Gusts 090 knots [compared to winds of 35 kt and gusts of 45 kt 24 hrs ago]
  • Max Significant Wave Heights: 5.3 m (16 feet)

The system is now expected to move further inland and dissipate within the next 72 hours.

TC Laurence Revised Projected Path. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC

Infrared Mosaic Color Background  – Meteosat-7/MTSAT/GOES-West – South Pacific Region – CIMSS/SSEC/Wisc. Click image to update and enlarge.

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