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Area of Convection off Northwestern Coast of Australia

February 13th, 2009 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Area of convection near Australia - February 13th, 2009

Area of convection near Australia - February 13th, 2009

Location of convective area

Location of convective area

The area of convection previously located near 17.8S 121.9E, is now located near 16.4S 122.5E, approximately 320 nautical miles northeast of Port Hedland, Australia.

Recent animated radar from Broome, Australia, indicates that a low level circulation center (LLCC) has moved over water.

Radar imagery shows weak convection removed the LLCC to the East.

The LLCC is in an area of moderate, but improving, vertical wind shear.

The circulation is under favorable outflow conditions aloft.
Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated at 10 to 15 knots.

Minimum sea level pressure is estimated to be near 1004mb.
The potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours remains poor.

source JTWC

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