Tropical Cyclone “Glenda” strengthening in the Southern Indian Ocean

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A tropical low pressure area designated as System 90S formed in the Southern Indian Ocean on February 21, 2015 and has been slowly organizing and consolidating. Three days later this system became Tropical Storm 14S and was named Tropical Cyclone "Glenda" today.

According to JTWC, Glenda's maximum (1-minute) sustained winds at 09:00 UTC today were near 102 km/h (63.2 mph). It was centered about 1 224 km (760 miles) south-southwest of Diego Garcia and moving to the WSW at 13 km/h (8 mph).

 

Tropical Cyclone "Glenda" forecast track on February 25, 2015 by JTWC

Forecasters at the JTWC expect Glenda to strengthen near 176 km/h (109.3 mph) before beginning to weaken in a couple of days.

Glenda is no threat to land and is expected to turn to the southeast and become extra-tropical.

Tropical Cyclone "Glenda" in the Indian Ocean on February 25, 2015 at 08:55 UTC. Image credit: NASA Aqua/MODIS

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Featured image: Tropical Cyclone "Glenda" on February 25, 2015. Image credit: NASA Aqua/MODIS

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