Tropical Cyclone Felleng close to Madagascar

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According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Felleng (13S) was located approximately 310 nm northwest of La Reunion, and was moving west-southwestward at 11 knots. Sustainable winds range from 102 to 115 knots.

MODIS Terra/Aqua satellite images of TC Felleng on January 30, 2013 (Credit: LANCE/MODIS/WorldView)

 

The system should continue to track southward through the next two days, then will begin to turn south-southeastward to southeastward as it rounds the southern periphery of the subtropical ridge. TC Felleng is now expected to weaken rapidly after the next 48 hours as it encounters strong vertical wind shear associated with an approaching shortwave trough and also tracks over the area of cooler sea, which range from 25 to as low as 20 degree Celsius.

TC Felleng's position and forecast track (Credit: JTWC/EUMETSAT) TC Felleng’s position and forecast track (Credit: JTWC/EUMETSAT)

 

The system is forecast to begin extra-tropical transition after 96 hours, as it becomes embedded in the mid-latitude westerlies and begins to accelerate southeastward.

 

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