Invest 96S
Friday, December 2, 2022

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By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James

Current Tropical Cyclones:

There are no active Tropical Cyclones at the time of this writing


Northwest and Southwest Pacific Ocean, North and South Indian Oceans, and Arabian Sea:

South Indian Ocean

>>> There’s an area of disturbed weather, being referred to as Invest 96S, which is located approximately 684 NM north-northeast of Mauritius

Animated satellite imagery and a microwave pass depicts sparse convection east of an obscured low level circulation center.

Environmental analysis reveals fairly favorable conditions for development with warm sea surface temperatures, low (5-10 knot) vertical wind shear, offset by weak upper-level radial outflow.

Global models are in fair agreement that invest 96sS will steadily track south-southwestward with little to no development.

Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated at 20 to 25 knots.

The potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours remains low.