By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
There are no Tropical Cyclones
There are no tropical cyclones, nor any areas of disturbed weather under investigation by the NHC
There are no tropical cyclones nor any areas of disturbed weather under investigation by the CPHC
Northwest and Southwest Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea:
There’s an area of disturbed weather, being referred to as Invest 90W which is located approximately 461 NM east of Iwo-To, Japan
According to the JTWC…Animated enhanced infrared satellite imagery depicts a northwest to southeast oriented open wave with deep convection in the eastern periphery.
Environmental analysis reveals favorable conditions for development defined by divergence aloft, low (5-10 knot) vertical wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures.
Global models have backed off on the development of 90W but are still in general agreement that it will track north-northwestward.
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 is upgraded to medium.